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School Nurse Day is May 6, 2020

Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses. National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational ...
The National Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Psychologists have updated the document Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource. Presently, ...
Julia Muennich Cowell, editor of  The Journal of School Nursing , and author Alison F. Pittman discuss the article, "Effect of a School-Based Activity Tracker, Companion Social Website, and Text Messaging ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2020 Contact person: Jennifer McNally National Association of School Nurses jmcnally@nasn.org / 703-863-2991 printable version School Nurses: Supporting Students ...
Yesterday, March 25, 2020, NASN sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to consider students health needs in future stimulus.  Select the image to view or print the entire letter
Resources mentioned in Laurie's message: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Resources NASN Learning Cente
Have some time this week? Learn with NASN! Given the role of emotional health in children leading to academic success and the importance of attending to the whole child, this program has been developed ...
Visit NASN's website for national resources from NASN, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more. Resource page updated frequently. COVID-19 Resource Pag

Vote Now in NASN's Elections

The online ballot is open and will remain open through April 15,2020. Meet the candidates and vote today
Data submitted for the 2018-19 school year is now available. Two resources are available; an infographic of the national results, and a fillable infographic form school nurses can use to compare state, ...
In this lastest NASN School Nurse Chat podcast, NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck, Executive Director of the Oxalosis & Hyperoxaluria Foundation Kim Hollander, and school nurse & adjunct ...
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Elizabeth Lloyd-Richardson, Penelope Hasking and Stephen Lewis about their 2-part article, "Addressing Self-Injury in Schools." Learn more ...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Visit the CDC website for the latest information . ...
Julia Muennich Cowell, editor of The Journal of School Nursing, and author Laura Gultekin discuss the article, "Health Risks and Outcomes of Homelessness in School-Age Children and Youth: A Scoping Review ...

Phone Outage

NASN’s headquarters is experiencing a phone outage today, February 3, 2020. We expect to have service restored on February 4th. In the meantime, please refer to the staff directory for topic-related ...
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors MaryAnn Strawhacker about her article, "Medical Cannabis and School: Separating Fact From Fiction." Learn more about this article by ...
As NASN sets our sights on the 2020 NASN Annual Conference, we remember  some of the highlights listed below from NASN2019 and invite you to  join us this summer in Las Vegas, Nevada for NASN2020 ...
NASN is now accepting nominations to recognize organizations or individuals who have continually supported or uniquely contributed to NASN, and to recognize an individual who has given outstanding service ...
Dr. Callahan-Lyon addresses the multi-year roadmap to better protect youth – with an emphasis on the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. Topics to be covered include regulatory policies on addiction, appeal, ...
Human trafficking is occurring in various forms across the nation based on the advanced accessibility of technology and social media. Learn how to identify students at risk for human trafficking in your ...
March 9-13, 2020, Orlando, FL Early bird deadline December 16, 2019. HIMSS20 brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to ...
Julia Muennich Cowell, editor of The Journal of School Nursing, and author Stephanie Foster discuss the article, "Radon Testing Status in Schools by Radon Zone and School Location and Demographic Characteristics: ...
Learn about the implications of cannabis prescriptions in the school setting including legal, ethical, and compliance aspects. LEARN MORE

"I Have the Right To"

Washington Post reporter Jenn Abelson leads a conversation with Chessy Prout, who is on her journey as a high school survivor of sexual assault. Explore teenagers' struggles, rape culture and related areas. ...
And the winners are: NASN is pleased to announce the winners of NASN’s Data4SchoolNurses Contest. The purpose of the contest was to share creative ways to use school nursing data. The overall ...
Originally presented at the NASN2019 Annual Conference, What's New in Diabetes Technology and How to Manage Care in Schools is now available. This educational activity provides an overview of new diabetes ...
In this continuing education activity, learn to identify comprehensive sexuality education for teens and young adults, use multiple skills in building consensus for comprehensive sexuality education, and ...
This educational activity will provide information on federal laws of providing care in the school setting, common state issues, and other important legal responsibilities in preparing school nurses to ...
A review of the attendance history of 117 9th- and 10th-graders who missed at least 10 percent of days in school showed that 66 percent of the absences were due to illness. School attendance is a known ...
Cristina Jimenez, executive director and co‐founder at United We Dream, shares her experience about her school journey as an undocumented immigration student. Get insights through the complex role undocumented ...
This discussion features understanding the generational impact of childhood adversity through a parent perspective and with a trauma-responsive lens. Building from the foundation of trauma-informed care ...
With a vast amount of data, school nurses face a new challenge in how to share it with other healthcare providers and agencies. This course will analyze a variety of issues including determining best practices ...
NASN’s online community website is made up of communities for school nursing professionals. Its purpose is to provide a place that fosters trust and diversity; where community members can grow in professional ...
Myalgic Encephalomyletis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is estimated to occur in as many as two out of 100 children and adolescents (CDC, 2018). There is no diagnostic test available now. This course ...
This new, complimentary educational activity provides school nurses with strategies to improve meningococcal vaccination rates for youth. This activity was developed through a partnership with the National ...
A new interactive educational activity from NASN explains the steps of building a coalition. Learners will be able to use the information in their own practice to develop a coalition plan and identify ...
A new on-demand course in the NASN Learning Center helps school nurses recognize, identify, and design their own professional practice websites.  Learn more or enroll today
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with the Food and Drug Administration, state health departments, and public health and clinical partners to investigate the multistate outbreak ...
This August 2019 article has details about a comprehensive approach taken in a Colorado school district.
NASN has a history of supporting and encouraging school nursing research, which began with several generous donors who provided research funds to honor the earliest school nursing leaders. New this year: ...
The scholarship helps improve school nursing by assisting current professional registered school nurses or school nurse educators to pursue post-baccalaureate certification or graduate degrees. NASN members ...
Effective immediately, a Social Security number is no longer required to use a VSP Eyes of Hope® gift certificate. This will simplify and increase access to vision care for students in need. The ...
Julia Muennich Cowell, editor of The Journal of School Nursing, and authors Amie Bettencourt, Deborah Gross and Susan Breitenstein, discuss the article, "Evaluating Implementation Fidelity of a ...
NASN has once again developed an Annual Conference Justification Toolkit. You can use this toolkit to begin planning to attend NASN2020 next summer. The toolkit includes event details and attendance rationale ...
NASN members pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree may apply for this scholarship now through Oct. 15, 2019.   Learn more about this opportunity
Grant applications will be accepted through Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern. NASN is dedicated to encouraging and supporting research on school nursing and the health of school aged children. ...
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Constance McIntosh, Jayanthi Kandiah, and Naomi Rachel Boucher about their article, "Practical Considerations for School Nurses in Improving ...
The National Association of School Nurses offers condolences to individuals and families mourning the deaths and injuries of loved ones in the recent mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. These ...
The Journal of School Nursing August 2019 article "Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in School Lunches: A Policy Analysis" is the focus of the latest JOSN podcast. Learn more about this article ...
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 ...
At NASN2019, the 51st NASN Annual Conference, Kim Nash, a forensic nursing specialist with the International Association of Forensic Nurses, shared her expertise on human trafficking. The brochure below ...
Please note that the NASN office is closed beginning June 26th.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 2nd. If you have any conference-related questions or concerns, please email NASN at nasn@nasn.org ...
School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text (Third Edition) is here!. Learn more
During National Nurse Week 2019, NASN shared "data" gifts with NASN Affiliate leaders and State Data Coordinators.  Members of these groups were encouraged to share the gifts with their contacts. ...
The Journal of School Nursing June 2019 article "A Pain Reporting Tool for School-Aged Baseball Pitchers" is the focus of the latest JOSN podcast. Learn more about this article by reading the ...
More than ever, the role of the school nurse is critical: school nurses must provide information, education, and community resources for access to health care and immunizations. NASN has created an ...
In the newest NASN School Nurse Chat, NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck and guests Lisa Kern and Michelle Grove discuss challenges and strategies for collaboration between parents and school nurses ...
School nurses play an important role in educating parents on the threat of communicable diseases — and in sending students home if they don't have their shots. As you all know, we are seeing the worst ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2019 Contact: Jennifer McNally 703-863-2991 printable version NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES ELECTS LINDA MENDONCA PRESIDENT School Nursing Organization Also ...
Several national organizations, including NASN, hosted a training-of-trainers to support state-level work that addresses student health and academic achievement.  NASN’s contribution was a seminar titled ...