Scope & Standards

School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 4th Edition

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Author: National Association of School Nurses (NASN).

NASN is pleased to offer this premier one-volume guide to contemporary school nursing. A must have for practicing or aspiring school nurses, the Standards of School Nursing Practice and their accompanying competencies describe and measure the expected level of school nursing practice and professional performance. Based on ANA’s Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2015) for all registered nurses, these standards are authoritative statements of the duties that school nurses should competently perform. Composed of two sets—the Standards of Practice and the Standards of Professional Performance—these standards delineate how outcomes for school nurse activities can be measured. New in this edition:

  • Updated NASN Code of Ethics
  • Section on Social Justice
  • Updated statistics of the profession
  • Ecological Model of School Nursing
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
  • Updated Trends in School Nursing
  • Changes to the Standards of Professional Performance:
    • Addition of Advocacy,
    • Environmental Health
    • Migration of Program Management competencies to other standards
  • Updated Glossary

National Association of School Nurses (2022). School nursing: Scope and standards of practice (4th ed.). NASN.

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School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 4th Edition