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.

Tier I

  • NASN Affiliates know who the school nurses (SN) are in each state; both public, and private. They push information and educational opportunities out to them.
  • SNs accept the challenge to be data literate and utilize data education resources.
  • SN collects data for building/district use and shares internally.
  • The SN will start with workforce data points, then add chronic conditions, then health office disposition when ready.
  • SNs use data to advocate for student health and need for electronic health records.
  • SNs articulate and explain school/district policy regarding the sharing of data.

Tier II

  • Everything from Tier 1.
  • States will create a data revolution and culture change by promoting and including data and evidence-based practice at conferences and other SN events.
  • States will identify state policies regarding data sharing; from district to state agency and/or NASN Affiliate.
  • States will identify an infrastructure for collecting data from districts/private schools.
  • States will strengthen state office of education and/or office of health relationships by working with state SN consultants, state epidemiologists, etc.
  • States will identify partners to facilitate and work with data collection and future combining of data such as Voices for [state] children, university/researcher, etc.
  • School health data is collected aggregate, de-identified data from local districts.

Tier III

  • Everything from Tiers I & II.
  • Nationally, initial reports will celebrate states meeting self-improvement goals that focus on capacity building and accuracy; vs. quantity of data reported.
  • States submit aggregate data to a national database once they have obtained representative of student population in the state.
  • Reports developed for states to benchmark with national data; templates for similar reports at the local level.