NASN Position Statements are documents stating the position or stance of NASN regarding a child health, school health, or school nursing issue which includes historical, political, financial, social, ethical, and/or scientific aspects of the issue. View the latest highlighted below or view the entire Position Statement list.
NASN Position Statement: Comprehensive Health Education in Schools
It is the position of NASN that a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and evidence-based health education program be implemented for all students. NASN recognizes the vital role of parents and families as an integral source of health education. The registered school nurse is a valuable resource to parents and educators. NASN supports the implementation of comprehensive health education that promotes healthy development for all students. View the Comprehensive Health Education in Schools position statement.
NASN Position Statement: Student Access to School Nursing Services
It is the position of NASN that all students should have access to school nursing care by a registered, professional school nurse all day, every day. For students who face barriers to accessing healthcare, especially those living in predominantly low-income, rural and minority communities, a school nurse may serve as their only regular healthcare provider. School nurses provide students, staff, and school communities with quality healthcare that is critical for health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, and health equity. View the Student Access to School Nursing Services position statement.
NASN Position Statement (update): School-located Vaccination
It is the position of NASN that reaching high vaccination coverage of school-age children, as outlined in Healthy People 2030, is an essential public health objective. The National Strategic Plan for the United States 2021-2025 highlights the importance of increasing the availability of vaccines and removing barriers to access in non-traditional healthcare settings. School-located vaccination (SLV) can enhance other emerging non-traditional vaccination sites. The school nurse is in a critical position to create awareness, influence action, and provide leadership in the development of SLV programs. View the School-located Vaccination position statement.