May 21 - 23, 2019
Children’s health and learning are linked. School nurses work as child health and safety experts at the intersection of health and education. NASN worked with Congressional champions to craft the NURSE Act (Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere Act).
On May 8th, coinciding with School Nurse Day, the NURSE Act (S 1362/HR 2606) was introduced in the Senate and House concurrently. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) are the lead sponsors of this important legislation for school nurses. The NURSE Act would give grants from the Department of Education to increase the number of registered school nurses in Title I schools where there does not already exist a school nurse.
NASN’s Virtual Hill Day will create momentum and show support for this important legislation to help children be safe, healthy and ready to learn. Your participation in NASN’s second Virtual Hill Day will show the ground swell of support the NURSE Act has across the country. Please tweet, email and call your Member of Congress and Senators using the samples messages below (or feel free to use your own) May 21 - 23!