National School Nurse Day

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.

National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurse Week, which is May 6th - May 12th each year. 

In 2019, School Nurse Day is May 8, 2019.

In 2020, School Nurse Day is May 6, 2020.

2019 Toolkit

NASN has put together a toolkit you can use in your schools and communities to help spread the word about School Nurse Day. The theme for this year is School Nurses: Making the Grade on School Health. The toolkit includes social media posts, images, and information to help celebrate the contributions from school nurses. 

2019 Toolkit PowerPoint format
2019 Toolkit PowerPoint format (Direct Link)

2019 Toolkit PDF format

You can download this icon to commemorate School Nurse Day on your social media platforms #SND2019 or school website. 

School Nurse Day May 8, 2019

You can spread the word in your school by printing this poster for your school nurses

School nurses optimize student health and learning every day of the year. But, on National School Nurse Day, we take special time to celebrate and recognize the contributions that school nurses are making to the health and learning of our nation’s 50 million children. NASN wishes you a happy School Nurse Day!

Five Ways a School Nurse Benefits the School

School Nurses Matter

Thank you school nurses! -- a letter from a parent


Key messages and fast facts about school nurses in the Better Health. Better Learning.TM e-toolkit


Write a letter to the editor with our template.


How and why school nurses are needed and how school nurses are a positive return on investment: Maughan, E. D. (2016). Building strong children, Why every student needs a school nurse! American Educator. Spring