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  • Locate Your NASN ID

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Donna Mazyck, NASN's Executive Director, discusses the administration and safety of over-the-counter (OTC) medications in schools and safe storage, carry, and disposal practices of OTC medicine in this latest 3 part series of the School Nurse Chat podcast. ...

  • In a survey of nearly 8,000 school nurses, almost half (45%) reported symptoms of at least one adverse mental health condition in the two weeks prior to completing the survey in March 2022. The CDC collaborated with NASN and the National Association of ...

  • NASN is pleased to present the new Building Family Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit - Framing Strategies for School Nurses , offering evidence-based tips and techniques to support more productive conversations and communications about getting ...

  • Whether you are a seasoned school nurse or in your first year on the job,  NASN’s back-to-school toolkit highlights the resources  you need to promote  the well-being of students and help them develop lifelong habits that support optimal health ...

  • Communicate You Care

    At the center of the NASN Framework for 21 st Century School Nursing Practice TM is the student - surrounded by the family and school community.  This visual has a message for you when supporting the student with mild persistent asthma: advocating ...

  • In this  NASN School Nurse  Podcast , NASN School Nurse  Editor Cynthia Galemore interviews author Lee Anne Siegmund about the article, "Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs and Substances: The Role of the School Nurse." Learn more about this ...

  • NASN Position Statements are documents stating the position or stance of NASN regarding child health, school health, or school nursing issues, which include historical, political, financial, social, ethical, and scientific aspects of the issue. View the ...

  • In a newly released op-ed , NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck, MS, RN, NCSN, CAE, FNASN explains how school nurses, administrators, and education officials can work with states to get federal funding for expanded health services students need. ...

  • NASN recognizes the critical role that schools, school nurses, and community organizations play in driving health equity among children. The second round of  Champions for School Health  implementation grants are designed to increase vaccine access, confidence, ...

  • NASN wants to call attention to an evidence update for Treating Mild Persistent Asthma in Children that could be added to your toolbox when supporting students and their families with decision-making about effective asthma management – especially for ...

  • NASN members are invited to apply for one of three NASN scholarships. Submit applications by October 15, 2022. The  Endowment Education Scholarship  is for professional registered school nurses or school nurse educators pursuing post-baccalaureate ...

  • NASN has a history of supporting school nursing research . NASN members are encouraged to apply for these grants to advance and fund the practice of quality school nursing and school-affiliated delivery of healthcare. Learn more and submit applications ...

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of  The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Colleen McGovern to discuss the article, "Sustained Effects From a School-Based Intervention Pilot Study for Children With Asthma and Anxiety." Learn more about this ...

  • NASN Position Statements are documents stating the position or stance of NASN regarding child health, school health, or school nursing issues, which include historical, political, financial, social, ethical, and scientific aspects of the issue. View the ...

  • In this  NASN School Nurse  Podcast , NASN School Nurse  Editor Cynthia Galemore interviews authors Rachel McClanahan about the article, "Smoothing the Way Into School Nursing Practice." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below ...

  • Connection is now in your hands! The Connected Community mobile app provides a simple and convenient way to connect you with others in NASN's online communities. Promo flyer you can share . Get the app! Go to your app store (QR ...

  • For Immediate Release August 3, 2022 Contacts: Deborah D'Souza-Vazirani (dvazirani@nasn.org) Stephanye White (swhite@nasn.org) Jennifer McNally (jmcnally@nasn.org) NASN Announces Second Champions for School Health Funding Opportunity Silver Spring, ...

  • NASN is excited to introduce the new  School Nursing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Students with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Toolkit .  School nurses provide leadership in the school setting to support resilience and self-management for ...

  • In this NASN School Nurse Podcast , NASN School Nurse  Editor Cynthia Galemore interviews authors Cheryl Blake and Gail Trano about the article, "School Nursing for the Novice: How Do I Begin?" Learn more about this article by reading the abstract ...

  • The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) in collaboration with the Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL) and with generous support from Kaiser Permanente, is pleased to announce the second Champions for School Health funding opportunity for ...

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Beth Jameson to discuss the article, "Identification of Workload Measurement Indicators for School Nursing Practice." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract ...

  • NASN is pleased to offer this premier one-volume guide to contemporary school nursing. Based on ANA’s Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice for all registered nurses, these standards are authoritative statements on the duties that school nurses should ...

  • Sexual Health Toolkit

    Schools are one venue that offer valuable opportunities for improving adolescent health. Schools are well-positioned to help reduce adolescents’ risk for HIV infection and other STDs through sexual health education, access to sexual health services, and ...

  • Care Coordination is one of the five principles in NASN’S Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice TM . In April 2018, NASN convened the Strategy to Action Roundtable to identify key components of a collaborative approach to managing ...

  • printable version For Immediate Release June 6, 2022 Contact: Carol Walsh cwalsh@nasn.org National Association of School Nurses Awarded Five-Year Cooperative Agreement from CDC National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Vicki Moran and Margaret Bultas about the article, "Laboratory Testing in the School Setting: Are You CLIA Compliant?" Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and ...

  • printable version NASN Statement on Uvalde, Texas School Shooting Silver Spring, MD May 26, 2022 - The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) laments the killing of 19 children and 2 teachers in the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, ...

  • The theme for the 2022 NASN President's Endowment Challenge is Transform Student Health Equity . With this fund, you will help every student get equitable access to the health care they deserve. The money raised will be used for research pertaining ...

  • NASN Completes First Round of Funding for Champions for School Health Project For Immediate Release May 10, 2022 Contact: Jennifer McNally (jmcnally@nasn.org) Silver Spring, MD—The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is pleased to announce ...

  • The name may have changed, but the heart of this program remains the same. NASN is grateful to VSP Vision™ for VSP Eyes of Hope® (formerly Sight for Students). The program provides school nurses with gift certificates for a no-cost eye exam and, if ...

  • The 2022 NASN election results are in, and the following individuals have been confirmed: Vice President designee – Francis Luna Nominating Committee member – Karen Elliott Congratulations to Francis and Karen!

  • The Early Registration Rate Deadline is this Monday! Register by Monday, May 2nd and save. NASN’s 54th Annual School Nurse Conference offers a number of important sessions and speakers. Choose from three registration options! IN-PERSON NASN2022 ...

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Brenna Morse to discuss the article, "U.S. School Nursing Job Analysis." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . ...

  • Special thanks to Amy Dark, BA, BSN, RN, CSNT, co-author of this blog. The COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective strategy in preventing COVID-19 infection. Yet, only 33.4% of children ages 5-11 years have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 ...

  • NASN is excited to announce that the Focus on the Framework is back to live in-person sessions. Focus on the Framework includes interactive programs geared toward helping school nurses develop a deeper understanding of their role in Care Coordination, ...

  • National School Nurse Day 2022 Here are some easy ways to spread the word about School Nurse Day 2022. Display this poster at your school to celebrate you , the leader who bridges healthcare and education. Bring attention to #SND2022 to ...

  • In an NASN School Nurse podcast, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Megan Roesler and Patricia Fato about the article, Long COVID - The New “Invisible” Illness: How School Nurses Can Support the Nursing and Educational Teams for Student Success. ...

  • printable version NASN Names 2022 National Academy of School Nursing Fellows Silver Spring, MD March 31, 2022—The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) recently named seven professionals for induction into the National Academy of School ...

  • Implementation Grants for Vaccine Uptake and Confidence Available The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) in collaboration with the Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL) and with generous support from Kaiser Permanente, is pleased to announce ...

  • NASN has developed online learning modules for the learner to gain an understanding of the CRAFFT 2.1 and CRAFFT 2.1+N assessment tools. They are geared toward school-age students to assess potential substance and nicotine use and/or abuse by gaining ...

  • NASN Position Statements are documents stating the position or stance of NASN regarding a child health, school health, or school nursing issue which includes historical, political, financial, social, ethical, and/or scientific aspects of the issue. View ...

  • Implementation Grants for Vaccine Uptake and Confidence Available The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) in collaboration with the Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL) and with generous support from Kaiser Permanente, is pleased to announce ...

  • It's Time to Vote

    NASN Elections 2022! Cast your ballot in the NASN 2022 Elections!  Voting is open until April 15, 2022.  Vote Now

  • In a JOSN podcast, Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews authors Megan Doiron and Jessica Peck to discuss their article, "The Role of Nursing in the School Setting to Lead Efforts to Impact Child Trafficking: An Integrative ...

  • NASN has advocated for naloxone to be in all schools since 2015 and for school nurses to help educate their communities about the signs and symptoms of substance abuse. “ It's a very unfortunate outcome ," Linda Mendonca, the association's president, ...

  • printable version School Nurses Highlighted in President Biden’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Silver Spring, MD, March 3, 2022—The White House yesterday released its National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, a roadmap to help the U.S. move America ...

  • 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 vice president and a nominating committee member. The ...

  • printable version NASN Responds to President Biden’s Call for More School-Based Mental Health Professionals Silver Spring, MD, March 2, 2022—The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) applauds President Joe Biden’s announcement during his ...

  • printable version NASN Announces Champions for School Health Project in Partnership With IEL Efforts will activate, grow, and sustain healthy systems that support the total wellbeing of children today and in the future Silver Spring, MD, ...

  • Opportunities to Improve Student and Community Health Through School-Located Vaccinations is an enduring program in the NASN Learning Center. As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to: Compare and ...

  • Healthy School Nurse Community : This community has been relaunched as a space where wellness tools and information can be shared. We are interested in supporting your wellness as a school nurse. We also know the incredible influence you have on school ...

  • NASN’s 54th Annual School Nurse Conference offers two separate learning events in 2022 to meet the needs of all school nurses, amid pandemic health, travel and economic concerns. Registration and Room Block Open CONFERENCE WEBSITE  3 ...

  • Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses. National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. The 2022 toolkit will be released ...

  • The second school nurse workforce study is coming! Letters were sent during the week of January 24, 2022 to a nationally representative sample of schools throughout the U.S. They are addressed to the school nurse, so please keep an eye out for them. ...

  • Explore the power of innovation to reimagine health at HIMSS22 (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), the premier global healthcare conference. Choose your path to attend: in-person, digital, or both. NASN is excited to be a Collaborator ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Brenna Morse, Amanda Carmichael and Veronica Bradford about the article, "Sickle Cell Disease Care Planning for School Nurses." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below ...

  • NASN is excited to share a refreshed website with you! Our goal was to improve your experience on the site by making the things you need easier to locate. Here are some of the changes: Visual updates such as arrows to advance the slides on the ...

  • During the next election cycle, NASN will seek candidates for the office of President-Elect 2023-2025, Secretary/Treasurer 2023-2025 and for membership on the Nominating Committee 2023-2025. NASN members may self-nominate by completing the full application ...

  • NASN’s School Nursing Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline: Medication Administration in Schools Toolkit provides a uniform guideline for the administration of medication in schools, including evidence-based recommendations for the safe care of ...

  • Based on the most recent and highest quality evidence available, the purpose of this Guideline is to give the school nurse, working with students in grade pre-k-12 who have T1D, practice recommendations and strategies to provide quality care and improve ...

  • printable version NASN Raises Concerns for School Communities in Face of Omicron In the first weeks of January 2022, the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant continued to surge through the U.S. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

  • Did you see the NASN School Nurse Journal has published a supplement to highlight the work being done on School-located vaccine clinics? View the January Supplement .  First-time users of SAGE Journals access information .

  • NASN’s President Linda Mendonca is featured on today’s Public Health Review Morning Edition from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Rachel McClanahan to discuss their article, "Use of Licensed Vocational Nurses in California Schools: A Descriptive Study". Learn more about this article by reading the ...

  • The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is in the final phase of the 4th revision of the School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. As part of American Nurses Association’s (ANA) process for revision, the draft document is posted for ...

  • For Immediate Release December 21, 2021 Contact: Jennifer McNally (jmcnally@nasn.org) National Association of School Nurses NASN Supports COVID-19 Testing in Schools The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated guidance on what ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews author Margaret Bultas and Kelli Fuller about the article, "Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and COVID-19 Infections." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and ...

  • Donna Mazyck, NASN's Executive Director, discusses identifying contagious disease outbreaks with epidemiologist Danielle Block, and school nurse and blogger Robin Cogan on the latest episode of the podcast, School Nurse Chat. Identifying Contagious ...

  • Vaping is impacting the nation’s youth at alarming rates. According to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey, 19.6% of high school students and 4.7% of middle school students reported using e-cigarettes. To assist school nurses in addressing this ...