The latest NASN School Nurse
podcast highlights two articles in the July 2019 issue.
Learn more about these articles by reading the abstracts below, listening to the podcast and reading the full-text articles
. School Nurse–Led Care Coordination: Proceedings From the National Strategy to Action Roundtable This article describes the process for convening a national Roundtable that brought together multiple stakeholders to create a united vision and collaborative approach to care coordination for students with chronic health conditions and introduces the resulting published Translating Strategies into Actions to Improve Care Coordination for Students with Chronic Health Conditions white paper. Schools across the country are engaged to various degrees in addressing the health and academic success of students with chronic health conditions. Lack of a common definition of care coordination presents ongoing challenges to planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care coordination for students with chronic health conditions. The Roundtable’s overarching goal was to identify recommended actions for health and education leaders to implement a system to support care coordination at the school and district level. School nurses can use this description of the National Association of School Nurses’ approach when convening community stakeholders to address common concerns related to student health and academic success. The Roundtable outcomes presented can be used by health and education leaders in schools and school districts to design, implement, and sustain system change to support care coordination as a strategy to manage chronic health conditions in school, recognizing the school nurse’s central role.Power of the Past, Celebrate the Present, Force of the Future—Part 6: NASN—The Next 50 YearsNASN is celebrating 50 years of supporting the health needs of children and the practice needs of the school nurses who provide those services. This is the sixth and last in a series exploring the power of NASN’s past, its celebration of the present and preparing for NASN to be a force of the future. This article builds on the historical precedents of NASN’s history to develop a vision for its next 50 years. Examining the changing landscape of healthcare provides the outline of NASN’s potential to advance child health.