Position Statements

Position Statements are evidence-based papers summarizing the historical, political, and/or scientific aspects regarding a topic related to school nursing, school health services and/or NASN about which NASN should take a stance. It is the official position of the organization that can be shared with members, community media and legislators.

Behavioral/Mental Health of Students, The School Nurse’s Role in (Amended August 2018)

Bullying and Cyberbullying - Prevention in Schools (Adopted June 2018)

Child Maltreatment, Prevention and Treatment of - The Role of the School Nurse (Adopted June 2018)

Child Mortality in the School Setting (Revised June 2017)

Chronic Absenteeism, School Nurses - An Integral Member of the School Team Addressing (Adopted June 2018)

Chronic Health Conditions (Students with): The Role of the School Nurse (Revised June 2017)

Concussions - The Role of the School Nurse (Revised June 2016)

Delegation, Nursing Delegation to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel in the School Setting (Revised June 2014)

Diabetes Management in the School Setting (Revised February 2017)

Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) – The Role of the School Nurse (Revised June 2018)

Education, Licensure, and Certification of School Nurses (Revised June 2016)

Electronic School Health Records, School Nurse Role in (Adopted January 2014)

Emergency Preparedness and Response in the School Setting - The Role of the School Nurse (Revised June 2014)

Environmental Health in the School Setting - The Role of the School Nurse (Revised June 2018)

Head Lice Management in the School Setting (Revised 2016)

Healthy Communities - The Role of the School Nurse (Adopted January 2018)

IDEIA and Section 504 Teams - The School Nurse as an Essential Team Member (Adopted January 2018)

Immunizations (Revised January 2015)

Individualized Healthcare Plans: The Role of the School Nurse (Revised January 2015)

LGBTQ Students: The Role of the School Nurse (Revised 2016)

Marijuana and Children (Adopted January 2014)

Medication Administration in Schools (Revised February 2017)

Naloxone Use in the School Setting: The Role of the School Nurse (Adopted June 2015)

Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Schools - The Role of the School Nurse (Revised January 2018)

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: The Role of the School Nurse, The (Adopted January 2015)

Pregnant and Parenting Students - The Role of the School Nurse (Revised June 2015)

Reimbursement for School Nursing Services (Revised January 2018)

Restraints, Seclusion and Corporal Punishment in the School Setting, Use of (Adopted June 2015)

Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse in the School Setting (Adopted June 2015)

Role of the 21st Century School Nurse, The (Amended June 2018)

School Based Health Centers, The Complementary Roles of the School Nurse and (Adopted January 2015)

School-located Vaccination (Revised January 2018)

School Nurse Workload: Staffing for Safe Care (Adopted January 2015)

School-sponsored Before, After, and Extended School Year Programs - The Role of the School Nurse (Revised June 2018)

School-sponsored Trips - The Role of the School Nurse (Revised January 2018)

School Violence - The Role of the School Nurse (Revised January 2018)

Service Animals in School (Adopted June 2014)

Sexual Health Education in Schools (Revised June 2017)

Skin Cancer, Prevention of due to Ultraviolet Ray Exposure - The Role of the School Nurse (Adopted January 2018)

Supervision and Evaluation of the School Nurse (Revised June 2018)

Telehealth, The Role of School Nursing in (Adopted June 2017)

Transition Planning for Students with Chronic Health Conditions (Adopted January 2014)

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel: Their Role on the School Health Services Team (Adopted January 2015)

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child: Implications for 21st Century School Nurses (Adopted June 2017)