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How does a DNP "fit" into School Nursing practice? This is an interesting question, and one I'm not sure that I really could have answered prior to beginning my own DNP work. One of the main focuses of the DNP-level nurse is to gather, analyze, synthesize, and translate research into practice. Much of DNP work is quality improvement, which is one of the key principles of the NASN Framework for 21st School Nursing Practice ! We know that QI plays a very important role in day-to-day nursing practice in any setting. I believe that all school nurses participate in "QI" without even realizing it. For example, if a school nurse creates a new form or process, then ...

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Are you having trouble finding your NASN ID or member number? No problem. NASN is pleased to offer a Membership Minute video with a quick tutorial. Your NASN ID can be found on your personalized dashboard . View this brief video to find your NASN ID.
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Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of  The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Molly Secor-Turner to discuss the article "Menstruation Experiences of Middle and High School Students in the Midwest: A Pilot Study." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and  listening to the podcast . The purpose of this pilot study was to expand understanding of the experience of menstruation for girls in the United States and its impact in the school setting. A qualitative approach was used to gather data from focus group interviews. Descriptive content analysis was used to categorize the range and types of menstruation experiences described ...
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Self-Promotion and Empowerment to Improve the Social Perception of School Nursing is an enduring program in the NASN Learning Center. This course will help participants challenge the social perception around school nursing, learn the importance of self-and professional promotion, and equip them with tools to develop these skills. There is 1 NCPD contact hour available and there is no cost for NASN members. Learn more .
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To stay safe this holiday season, experts advise getting a  flu shot  and  staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters , considering a "mini-quarantine" the week before traveling, testing before gathering, and staying home if you feel sick. We want to do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. Promoting and providing immunizations are important elements of caring for our school communities. The  Building Family Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccine: Framing Strategies for School Nurses Toolkit  offers evidence-based tips and techniques to support more productive conversations and communications with families ...
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For the past three years, NASN members have had to access danatech.org , the diabetes technology website. Danatech.org aims to ensure that healthcare providers, including school nurses, stay up-to-date on the latest product information, device training, professional education, and more. The danatech.org website has been redesigned based on user feedback. Some changes include an improved user experience, new content including expanded tech device information, and no sign-in required, so no more forgotten passwords or inability to share info with colleagues or patients. Learn more about Danatech and the new and improved website.
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A new article about the  study  examining school nurse mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic,  Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Suicidal Ideation Among School Nurses in Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Schools , was released in  The Journal of School Nursing . The mental health of school nurses is integral to supporting the health of students and school staff and, ultimately, the well-being of families. There are school-based policies and practices that can help reduce workplace stressors and increase workplace supports for school nurses.  Visit CDC Healthy Schools  for specific findings and recommendations ...
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NASN is now accepting nominations for Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the National Academy of School Nursing.  View descriptions and application procedures  for these prestigious recognitions. Nominations are  due by December 31.
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Become familiar with the candidates stepping forward to lead NASN .  All candidates have completed the nominating committee process . In the upcoming election, NASN members will select a president-elect, secretary/treasurer, and a nominating committee member. The election will be conducted online from March 15, 2023, to April 15, 2023.
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NASN School Nurse  Editor Cynthia Galemore interviews authors Jennifer Jacobs and Catherine Yonkaitis about the article "Undesignated Glucagon in Illinois: An Issue of Access and Equity." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and  listening to the podcast . School nurses must identify and advocate for change when student safety is at risk. Using a population-focused approach (one that addresses the needs of a whole group rather than an individual), one Illinois nurse successfully sought legislation to address the need for undesignated glucagon in all Illinois schools. This article will tell her story and describe the steps all ...
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Get Subscribed to Discussion Lists Lists With Automatic Subscriptions All Member Forum : Members are automatically subscribed to receive email from this forum. Affiliate Discussion Lists : If the NASN affiliate school nurse organization has a community with NASN, members are automatically subscribed to receive email from the community's discussion list. Special Interest Group Discussion Lists : If an NASN member selects a group or groups in their NASN account , they will be automatically subscribed to the group's discussion list. Annual Conference Discussion Lists : Registrants of NASN's annual conference are automatically subscribed to the event's ...
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One hundred and twenty years ago, school nursing in the United States began in New York City. Henry Street Settlement and NASN collaborate to celebrate this milestone! I invited Mataeo Smith to write this guest blog post. Mataeo is a marketing assistant at Henry Street Settlement. He graduated in 2021 from State University of New York Plattsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Mataeo aspires to be a reporter at a reputable publication. He shares that during high school, a school nurse treated his sprained ankle. I am pleased to welcome Mataeo Smith to this space. Donna Mazyck , Executive Director, NASN School Nursing Celebrates 120 th Anniversary ...
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The online directory "shows" up on the NASN website in 3 different ways. There is a directory of NASN members ; There is a directory of NASN customers, which includes NASN members ; and There is a director of community members within each community including the All Member Forum. How do you control whether you are visible in the directory or not? There is one privacy setting that controls this. It is in your NASN account privacy settings . IMPORTANT: Privacy controls for your address, phone, and email are in a different location. By default, this information is only visible to you. Review the privacy settings for ...
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NASN is excited to offer a search solution that will help you find more of NASN's content. The enhanced search will locate all of our online content including content in our two journals.  IMPORTANT : When searching for discussions or attachments (library entries), refine the search results to include discussions you can see. Click on the blue bar labeled COMMUNITIES below and select your communities. [If you do NOT do this, the search results will include content you can't see; content in communities for which you do not have a membership.] Initiate a Search Select the magnifying glass in the upper right corner area of the website. Key your word ...
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In NASN's recent survey of nearly 8,000 school nurses, almost half reported being bullied, harassed, or threatened since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an article about the survey in Education Week, NASN's Executive Director Donna Mazyck, MS, RN, NCSN, CAE, said school nurses were often in the position of enforcing COVID mitigation policies in their schools and took the brunt of public and parental backlash for decisions made by superintendents and school boards. Mazyck noted that schools can support nurses by having clear workplace procedures for reporting harassment or threats; providing health insurance that covers counseling or therapy; and ...
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Good Afternoon, Thank you to the many who have reached out to see how our School Nurses in the Southwest area of Florida are recovering. Schools in Lee County are attempting to reopen in the coming weeks. We have learned that some schools will not be operational for months and some of our School Nurses have lost everything. While many are still recovering we wanted to share two ways you can help support our recovery efforts. GoFundMe - Please support our Florida School Nurses who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian. Our goal is to get a self-care kit containing a stethoscope, a gift card to purchase new scrubs, and other health-related items into ...
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NASN holds the position that promoting continuous and initial Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage provides health benefits and supports health equity for eligible children and adolescents. The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic will end, thus activating Medicaid unwinding. Students require health insurance to access care that promotes their health, safety, and readiness to learn. Position Brief: Promote Continuous Medicaid and CHIP Coverage
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Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of  The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Mark Navin to discuss the article "Imperfect Immunization Communication on School District Websites: A Mixed-Methods Review." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and  listening to the podcast . Schools and school districts are key to U.S. vaccination policies: They communicate immunization enrollment requirements and enforce them during registration. This article presents a mixed-methods study of how Michigan’s 537 districts communicate about vaccine mandates through public-facing websites. It reports the results of a qualitative analysis (n = ...
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REMINDER CASN Fall Conference Registration is OPEN! CASN Fall Conference Nov. 4-6, 2022 Embassy Suite, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy Loveland, CO 80538 " Colorado School Nurses Reconnecting for Student Health"   Welcom e Colorado School Nurses! Here is the link for the Hotel discount:  Available until 10/11/22 https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=FNLESES&groupCode=CESCAS&arrivaldate=2022-11-04&departuredate=2022-11-05&flexibleDates=true&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT Conference Registration link is here:   Deadline is 11/1/2022 Conference Registrations ...
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NASN is seeking  presentation submissions for the NASN2023 annual conference,  Building for the Future: Health, Advocacy, and Leadership . School nurses, researchers, and all focused on supporting students and school health services are encouraged to submit presentations. Presentation modes for In-person NASN2023 are General, Breakout, Workshop, Preconference, and e-Poster sessions. Presentation modes for Virtual NASN2023 are General and Breakout sessions. All submissions are due November 16, 2022, at 12 pm (noon) ET. Learn more and submit.