Step Up & Be Counted!
National School Nurse Standardized Data Set:
A Joint Project of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants (NASSNC)
"Anything that is measured and watched, improves” ~ Bob Parsons, American Entrepreneur
School nurses collect rich and important data. NASN and NASSNC are working together to develop a national uniform, standardized data set for all school nurses to collect specific data points the same way.
The 2016-17 school year marks the third year of data collection by Step Up & Be Counted! School nurses are encouraged to collect specific data on the number of nurses and health personnel in schools, the number of children with diagnosed chronic health conditions, and the disposition of children seen in the school nurse office. We invite each school nurse to step up and be counted!
"People listen to stories, but they act on data" ~ NASN Research Forum Attendee 2008
Data Collection Resources:
Overall Data Points for 2016-17 Year (includes definitions)
Individual School Nurse Reporting Sheet
District Level Tally Sheet
Data Collection Tool Example
Tips for Selecting an Electronic Documentation System
Frequently Asked Questions
Designated State Data Champion directory
The Who, What and Why of the Designated State Data Champion
Step Up! Facts and Figures:
Data Collection Flow Chart
Infographic: Data Submitted for 2014-2015 School
PPT version: Use to create a poster, 36" x 54" or print on 8.5" x 11" letter paper.
PDF version: Use to print on 8.5" x 11" letter paper.
Sharing Your Data:
District newsletter article template
School newsletter article template
NEW! Web page and social media badges to add to your web pages or social media posts
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Bergren, M.D., Maughan, E.D., Wolfe, L.C., Cole, M., Johnson, K. H., & Watts, E.S. (2016). Step up and be counted! update: The national standardized school nurse data set. NASN School Nurse, 31(5), [accepted for Sept publication].
Bergren, M.D., Maughan, E.D., Wolfe, L.C., Patrick, K.H., Watts, E.S., Pontius, D.J., Johnson, K. H., Cole, M., Gerdes, J., & Mendonca. (2016). What’s up with “step up?” step up and be counted: The national uniform school nurse data set. NASN School Nurse, 31(1), 29-32. Doi: 10.1177/1942602X15619936
Galemore, C., Gerdes, J., & Maughan, E. (Speakers). (2014, August 28). National standardized data set for school health services: Step up and be counted!. [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://nas.sagepub.com/site//misc/Podcasts.xhtml
Maughan, E.D., Johnson, K.H., Bergren, M.D., Wolfe, L.C., Cole, M., Pontius, D.J., . . . Patrick, K. (2014). Standardized data set for school health services: Part 1—getting to big data. NASN School Nurse, 29(4), 182-186, doi:10.1177/1942602X14538414
National Association of School Nurses (NASN) & National Association of State School Nurse Consultants (NASSNC). (2014). School nursing services data: Standardized documentation, collection, and utilization joint resolution. NASN School Nurse, 29(4), 200, doi:10.1177/1942602X14533774
Access the joint resolution on NASN.org
Patrick, K., Mendonca, L.L., Maughan, E.D., Wolfe, L.C., Dewey Bergren, M., Johnson, K.H., Gerdes, J., Watts, E., Pontius, D.J., & Cole, M. (2014). National standardized data set for school health services: Step up and be counted!. NASN School Nurse, 29(5), 236-240, doi:10.1177/1942602X14544448
Face to face meetings of the data workgroup [and several webinars] were made possible, in part, by unrestricted funding from