NASN kicked off its anniversary celebration activities during the 50th Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland and wrapped up the celebration at the 51st Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. 

50 Year History: 68 page documentVisions and Voices: 50 year history of the National Association of School Nurses

Affiliate Blogs

Colorado Association of School Nurses, Supporting Students with 21st Century School Nurses

Delaware School Nursing History

Looking Back Moves Us Forward--Florida Association of School Nurses: FASN

Idaho School Nursing - Small beginnings, great impact

Anniversary Gift to NASN from Margaret and IASN [Illinois Association of School Nurses]

The Story of Indiana School Nursing

Iowa Celebrates 50 years with NASN

Greetings from the Bluegrass State [Kentucky]

More Than Band-Aids and Ice-packs: LSNO Anniversary Blog [Louisiana School Nurse Organization]

Maine Association of School Nurses History

The Maryland Association of School Health Nurses- Happy 50th NASN!

Massachusetts School Nurse Organization Reflects on the Past and Prepares To Celebrate 50th Anniversary in 2020!

Michigan Association of School Nurses- a History of Hardworking School Nurses!

School Nurse Organization of Minnesota History

Mississippi Celebrates 25 years

Happy 50th Anniversary from the Missouri Association of School Nurses

Nebraska School Nurses Association Anniversary Blog 

Nevada, The Silver State, the Past to the Future 

NH School Nurses: Leading, Advocating, and Educating [New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association]

History of NJSSNA for NASN 50th Year Celebration [New Jersey State School Nurses Association]

School Nurse Association of North Carolina is Strong and Growing

Ohio's School Nurses (OASN) are "Getting with the Times"

A Short History of OSHNA and a Peek Into Overseas School Nursing

PASNAP Strong [Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners]

SDSNA - Past, Present, and Future [South Dakota School Nurse Association]

Tennessee School Nurses Focus on Improving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training Across the State!

Texas School Nurses Timeless Resilience

A Brief History of Nursing in Utah

Virginia Association of School Nurses: All School Nurses are Leaders and Advocates

School Nurse Organization of Washington: We Grow in Partnership 

A History of WVASN [West Virginia Association of School Nurses]

Wisconsin Association School Nurses Reflecting Back, Looking Ahead 

Voices from the Past

The following was written by members of the Department of School Nurses at the National Education Association c.1968


It has always been the ideal of all school nurses who sought the establishment of the Department of School Nurses to evolve an organization that would reflect the desires of the school nurse at the grass roots level. The strength of our organization is directly related to the talents of our individual members.

The Department’s purpose is to provide channels for each school nurse to have a voice at the national level. The time has come for the professional school nurse to determine her professional role. Through the Department and with the liaisons established with other members of the educational team, we will have a voice in our destiny.

Through study, research, and conversations among school nurses the foundations for change can be laid.

Sally R. Williams, Chairman
Beatrice Shaffer, Corresponding Secretary
Ann T. Garber, Recording Secretary-Treasurer
Ruby Wheatly
Rowena McAllister

Department of School Nurses Meeting