An important component of the National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts! includes the development of data points and definitions for school nurses to collect. These data points will be developed by the National Association of School Nurses, along with other school health stakeholders. The plan for development of the data points will include:
- A list of standardized data points, definitions, and reporting structures for all school nurses to use.
- Identification of a minimum nursing data set based on school nursing activities to include key metrics that advance policy, describe national outcome measures, and promote predictive analytics to inform best practice.
- A suggested timeline for when additional data points will be rolled out.
Current data points:
Data points definition document: includes definitions and inclusion/exclusion criteria
Data points worksheet: Excel worksheet that calculates percentages
Data points health office visit tracking form: Excel worksheet for health office dispositions and chronic absenteeism