Every Student Counts

NASN National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts!The new National Association of School Nurses (NASN) data Initiative is designed to encourage a robust national school health data set that will:

  • Influence local, state, and national student health policy;
  • Identify best practices in school health; and
  • Better understand child health.

This design will lead to policies that better support the needs of students, increase evidence-based school nursing practice, and better youth health outcomes.

Data helps build bridges that connect school nursing to the rest of the health care system. This initiative provides the support and structure for the collection and use of data by every school nurse. Read the complete initiative vision document.

For more information, please contact Dr. Erin Maughan, data.research@nasn.org, Director of Research, National Association of School Nurses.

Three Pronged Approach

Every Child Counts has three parallel tracks. Read this handout for a more complete explanation.

School nurse capacity building
Uniform data points
Data infrastructure

Tiered programming

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is offering tiered programming so school nurses, school districts, NASN Affiliates organizations, and other organizations interested in child health can begin "where they are" to increase data collection capacity.


Tiered programming