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About NASNMedia Room    March 25, 2017

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, first organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has more than 16,000 members and 50 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas school nurses. The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing.

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Recommended Reading

Many School Districts Don't Have Enough School Nurses
Less than half of the country’s public schools employ a full-time nurse (March 23, 2016). Read this article in U.S. News & World Report

Building strong children, Why every student needs a school nurse!
This article discusses the how and why school nurses are needed to address the social, physical, and mental health needs of students and how school nurses are a positive return on investment, financially and in time spent on instruction (Spring 2016). Read this article in American Educator

2015 School Nurse Survey Summary Article
This article provides a summary of the characteristics of school nurses and some of their key activities in 2015. For the first time the results are also broken down by region. Access the article in the NASN School Nurse

School nurse shortage grow as budgets shrink
Among nurses' responsibilities is caring for the estimated 3 million children with food allergies
By: Alison DeNisco (January 2014). Access the article from District Administration.

Charting nursing’s future: Unlocking the potential of school nursing: Keeping children healthy, in school, and ready to learn.
(2010).  Access the article from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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