National School Nurse Day

School Nurse Day is May 11, 2022.

The 2021 toolkit contents are located below.  Look for 2022 materials in the spring.

Background & Toolkit


Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses.

National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.

This year, building on the increased visibility of nurses' contributions National Nurses' Week has been expanded to Nurses Month in May.



School Nurse Day: Championing the Whole Student, NASN's School Nurse Day toolkit, can be used in schools and communities to help spread the word about School Nurse Day. The toolkit includes social media posts, images, and information to help celebrate the contributions from school nurses.

School Nurse Day Toolkit: PDF Slides

School Nurse Day: Toolkit: PowerPoint Slides


Sample 2021 School Nurse Day Proclamation.

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Championing the Whole Student - School Nurse Day

Tell Us Why YOU Are a School Nurse

NASN is excited to announce that as part of NASN’s 2021 plan to celebrate School Nurse Day on May 12, we are planning a social media campaign to help educate our stakeholders on the important role that you play every day in ensuring that our nation’s school children are prepared and supported to learn. While this effort would be important in any year, it is especially timely this year given the crucial role school nurses are playing in ensuring a safe and sustainable reopening of schools.

For this effort to be successful, we need your voice! Please take a moment to share your thoughts with us through our video portal. When you click on this link, you will go to the NASN page which will provide detailed instructions on how to submit your video. We will use these videos throughout the month of May (and beyond!) on our social media platforms, including Facebook.

The questions are simple, and we hope you will speak from the heart about why you do this important work, what motivates you each day and what has challenged you about being a school nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t feel any pressure to make your submissions “perfect” they can be as short as 30 seconds and rest assured, we will edit for brevity and clarity as needed.

Submissions are due by Friday, May 7.

We look forward to hearing your perspective!

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