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NASN collaborates with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on several projects, as their mission closely aligns with ours. Thanks to our relationship with AAP, we are excited to announce that NASN members can now purchase select books from AAP at a discounted rate. Learn more .

2024 NASN Election Results

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The 2024 NASN election results have been tallied, and the following individuals have been elected: 2024-2026 Vice President – Francis Luna, MSN, RN, NCSN Nominating Committee member – Doreen Crowe, MEd, BSN, RN Francis will be installed at the NASN Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on June 28, 2024. NASN congratulates these leaders and looks forward to the impact they will have in their roles.
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Chicago Chic: A Silent Auction Extravaganza A silent auction fundraiser that will take place at In-Person NASN2024 . This Satchels & Purses for Nurses auction supports the NASN Endowment Fund. Join us for this fun-filled event showcasing many purses, totes, and satchels generously donated by the NASN Board, Affiliate Organizations, Past Presidents and friends. All proceeds go to the NASN Endowment Fund, making it an opportunity to support and promote excellence in school nursing. We are excited this year to have online bidding! No more hovering over bidding sheets --- this “online-only, anytime-bidding” auction allows you to bid at any time ...
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NASN School Nurse Chat highlights timely student and school health topics. Listen to the new 3-part podcast series discussing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - PCORI's The ASIST study, its impact on students with mild asthma, and its implications for improving health equity, featuring healthcare providers, families, and school nurses.
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Breathe Easier: How You Can Improve Student Health Through Better Indoor Air Quality School nurses are in a prime position as community health leaders to set best practices in their schools to promote healthier environments with good indoor air quality for students and staff. Children are more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution since they are growing rapidly and breathe faster than adults. Additionally, asthma is a prevalent chronic illness among school-aged children and a leading cause of absenteeism. At Chemical Insights Research Institute (CIRI) of UL Research Institutes, our goal is to help professionals across ...
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Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Kasey Jordan about the article "A Qualitative Exploration of School Nurse Continuing Education Needs." You can learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . Continuing education (CE) can help school nurses achieve the unique competencies required for the challenges of an academic health setting. A comprehensive understanding of school nurse learning needs is necessary to guide CE development . The purpose of this study was to describe school nurse perceptions of their learning needs according to the Framework ...
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The early registration rate has been extended to May 10, 2024. Register Now to get the best possible rate. Can't make it to NASN's Annual Conference in Chicago this year? We've got you covered! Join us for Virtual NASN2024 , July 8 – 10. This online conference experience allows you the flexibility to attend from anywhere, offering a lineup of sessions covering your every need, from Trauma-Informed Approaches for the School Nurse and Promoting Student Resilience in a Changing Climate to Asthma Control and Diabetes Care in Schools. Plus, all Virtual conference sessions will be recorded and available for viewing through October 11, 2024, ...
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Using the Minority Stress Model to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion NASN 2024 Annual Conference, J une 29th Breakout Session 11:00am to 12:15pm Jennifer Beckwith, LMFT and Vickie Beckwith,MSN, RN, PHN Health equity, along with a safe and inclusive school environment, go hand in hand with student success and well-being. Since 2016, school-aged youth have shown a decrease in physical activity and utilization of healthcare services while exhibiting an increase in anxiety, depression, and conduct issues. So how do we create an environment to reverse these statistics and improve outcomes for students Our training will explore solutions ...
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The IASN Foundation welcomes In-Person NASN2024 attendees to Chicago! Join us for a 𝘕𝘈𝘚𝘕 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘺 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 on Thursday, June 27th at 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 for a great time. ⁣ ⁣𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 available at $𝟰𝟬! Learn more or register. ...
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printable version For Immediate Release April 26, 2024 Contact: Kate McDuffie National Association of School Nurses kmcduffie@nasn.org NASN Releases Updated School Nursing Practice Framework ™ to Address Evolving Needs in Student Health and Safety SILVER SPRING, MD — The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is pleased to announce the release of the updated School Nursing Practice Framework ™ ( Framework ), a critical tool designed to guide and define the role of school nurses in the evolving landscape of student health and education. This update reflects the latest in evidence-based practices and the ever-changing demands of school nursing ...
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The IASN Foundation welcomes @schoolnurses to Chicago! Join us for a 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘺 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 on Thursday, June 27th at 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 for a great time. ⁣ ⁣𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 available at $𝟰𝟬! Learn more or register here: https://www.iasn.org/event/ nasn-comedy-night/ NOTE: Please direct all questions to Gloria Barrera gloriabarrera.rn@gmail.com ...
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We've updated and added new NASN Membership Minute videos to help you navigate your membership benefits and our NASN.org website, including How to Login to the NASN Website and Locate Programs in the Learning Center . Please contact the NASN Membership Department at membership@nasn.org with questions or new video suggestions.
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Do you need reasons to attend the NASN conference in Chicago or online? This toolkit contains an editable template letter to share with administrators or employers to fit your needs and detail how your attendance benefits your whole school community. Early registration ends on May 1, 2024. Register Today!
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Vote now to choose NASN's next Vice President and nominating committee member. Cast your vote before midnight ET this Monday, April 15, 2024. Meet the candidates and access the online ballot . (NASN members with the Active membership type are eligible to vote.)
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The NASN Employment Center allows you to browse job postings and offers several career advice articles and services . You can also sign up for the Employment Center Job Flash to have job postings delivered straight to your inbox.
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Throughout your school nursing career, you’ve probably often wondered what do I need to include, or exclude, in my documentation? In the upcoming session, “Surefire Documentation Techniques: What Every School Nurse Needs to Know” on June 30, 8:15 – 9:45 a.m. at NASN2024, you’ll get a chance to explore documentation in depth. We’ll discuss what’s relevant to include in your documentation, and what is just filler. This is especially important when you consider that whatever you write, or type, into the medical record could be read in open court later. If your charting is less than stellar, it goes to your credibility. And, once you’ve lost your credibility, ...
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School Nurse Day, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, raises awareness and recognizes the hard work, accomplishments, and impact of school nurses nationwide. Here are some easy ways to create a buzz about School Nurse Day 2024: Display this poster to celebrate your role in optimizing student health, safety, and learning. Bring attention to #SND2024 to honor all school nurses who make a difference in the lives of children every day. Share these messages or images on your social media! Use the National Proclamation to request public recognition from your local government officials.
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School nurses are Stronger Together ! Join us for NASN2024 – face-to-face in Chicago, on our virtual platform , or both ! These separate events with different schedules offer sessions presented or co-presented by experienced school nurses. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integrated into each discussion to ensure a comprehensive exploration of relevant topics. View the agenda for both events .
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This session will be presented at In-Person NASN2024 on Sunday, June 30, 2:00pm – 3:15pm In this day and age, most schools are well-versed in prevention and intervention strategies for school crisis management, but how well is your school equipped to fluidly handle the events after a crisis unfolds? How and when is information verified and shared with staff and the school community? What is a “Flight Team” and how do they help the day after, and in the days to come? What do we do with the empty desk? And finally, what is the school nurse’s role in all of it? Cheri Lovre is a teacher and national speaker who has 35 years of experience in working with ...
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We're thrilled to announce the collaboration between the National Student Safety and Security Conference (NSSSC) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that highlights our shared commitment to enhancing student safety and well-being. Since its inception in 2007, the NSSSC has recognized the critical role that school nurses play in student safety and security. "School nurses are the frontline guardians of our students' well-being. Their ability to provide comfort and recognize signs of mental distress is invaluable in our collective mission to ensure student safety," says Dr. Stephen Sroka, Chairman of the NSSSC. This partnership underscores ...