Virtual Hill Days
July 18, 19 & 20, 2023
School nurses are the essential bridge between the healthcare and education systems, serving as frontline healthcare providers. They act as public health sentinels, not only for schools but also for their communities. For under-resourced communities, the school nurse may be the only health care provider a child sees. School nurses are vital in monitoring infectious diseases, identifying and addressing students' physical and mental health needs, and conducting health screenings and school-located vaccinations and immunization compliance efforts.
Participating in NASN's Virtual Hill Days can help create momentum and support for the NURSE Act, reintroduced on May 10, 2023, National School Nurse Day, by Congressperson Dina Titus (NV-01). This legislation aims to help schools hire registered nurses by creating a grant program through the U.S. Department of Education. This advocacy will demonstrate that every school should have a school nurse on staff every day. You can show your support by tweeting, emailing, or calling your Member of Congress and Senators using the provided sample messages or your own on July 18, 19, and 20.