NASN Resources

Position statements

National Association of School Nurses. (2017). Students with chronic health conditions: The role of the school nurse (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.


Chronic Health Condition Management: A online resource supported in part by Cooperative Agreement Number, DP16-1601 NU1ADP003090, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

School Nurse Asthma Care Checklist
The checklist provides a summary of best practices for the care of students with asthma in school.

Allergy and Asthma Network

Allergy and Asthma Network website
This group is the leading nonprofit organization whose mission is to end the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education, advocacy and research.  

Breathe Better at School: Brochure that discusses allergens and irritants commonly found in schools that can trigger asthma and allergies.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

School-based Asthma Management Program (SAMPROTM)
The SAMPROTM advocates four components to integrate schools, and specifically school nurses, within the asthma care team: creation of a circle of support, creation and implementation of asthma management plans, an asthma education plan for school personnel, and environmental asthma plan. 

American Lung Association

Asthma Basics – Online curriculum provides asthma information in 50 minute lesson. This can be an appropriate tool for parents/guardians of children with asthma or a refresher for school nurses.

Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative® - The Lung Association's comprehensive approach to asthma management in schools.  Provides resources to create a measurable, long-term asthma management plan.

Asthma in Schools - The Lung Association provides several resources and effective asthma management programs to assist schools in their efforts to improve student's health and well-being.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asthma Basics – Information including What is Asthma? and How is Asthma Diagnosed? and information about asthma episodes.

Asthma in Schools
Resources for managing chronic health conditions in schools, including asthma.   

Information for School and Childcare Providers – Resources include a sign language video for schools and CDC’s Health Youth! Asthma Web Site.

Strategies for Addressing Asthma in Schools

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EnviroFlash! - Provides daily air quality information such as forecasts and action day notifications via email for your area of interest. Air quality information allows you to adjust your lifestyle when necessary on unhealthy air quality days.

Air Quality Flag Program - The Air Quality Flag Program alerts organizations by raising a flag that corresponds to how clean or polluted the air is to the local air quality forecast and helps them to take actions to protect people’s health, including those with asthma.

National Environmental Education Foundation

Health + Wellness 

Promoting Asthma-Friendly School Environments 

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Is the Asthma Action Plan Working?—A Tool for School Nurse Assessment

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) 

Asthma - Information for Health Care Professionals 

Asthma and Physical Activity in the School 

Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools

Management of Asthma Exacerbations: School Treatment 
Suggested Emergency Nursing Protocol for Students With Asthma Symptoms that Don't Have a Personal Asthma Action Plan

NHLBI Online Catalog 
Search this catalog of digital offerings which includes educational videos, digital tools, and downloadable publications from systematic evidence reviews to fact sheets. Limited quantities of print materials are available free of charge.

Page last updated November 2020.