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  • As of July 1, 2024, NASN will discontinue our presence on X/Twitter, as the platform does not align with NASN's vision, mission, and core values. Please continue to follow us on Facebook , LinkedIn , YouTube , and NOW on Instagram !

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Anita Moyes to discuss the article "An Untenable Burden: Exploring Experiences of Secondary School Nurses Who Encounter Young People with Mental Health Problems." You ...

  • Your participation in NASN's Virtual Hill Days will amplify the critical role of school nurses and demonstrate that every school should have a school nurse on staff every day. On June 11, 12, and 13 , you can make a difference by tweeting, emailing, ...

  • NASN is excited to announce the launch of the new NCPD program, Mental Health Challenges for Students with Epilepsy: Practice Considerations for School Nurses . This program provides information on the impact, risk factors, health disparities, and ...

  • Join in on NASN's Virtual Hill Days on June 11, 12, and 13 to create momentum and support for the NURSE Act, reintroduced on March 14, 2024, by U.S. Senator Jon Tester (MT-D) and already introduced by Representative Dina Titus (NV-D). This legislation ...

  • NASN's School Nursing Practice Framework™ ( Framework ) depicts the key principles of professional school nursing practice; the graphic now consists of layers of support for school nurses and those we serve. You can view the ...

  • Limited seats are available for the In-Person event in Chicago, but our virtual event has UNLIMITED spots and allows you to learn from anywhere! Virtual NASN2024 offers up to 20.0 NCPD contact hours and includes a mix of sessions presented ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor Catherine F. Yonkaitis interviews authors Andrea Tanner and Rodney La Point about their article, "A Contemporary Framework Update for Today's School Nursing Landscape: Introducing the School Nursing Practice Framework™ ." ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • NASN is currently accepting applications for a Nursing Education and Practice Specialist . We encourage all qualified and interested applicants to apply and others to share this announcement with qualified candidates in your network. The application ...

  • On March 14, 2024, as part of his continued work to bolster rural health care and advocate for kids, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (MT) introduced his Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere (NURSE) Act to help rural and underserved schools hire more ...

  • Vote now to help choose tomorrow's NASN leaders. Cast your vote before midnight Eastern on April 15, 2024. You can vote online or request a paper ballot. (NASN members with the Active membership type are eligible to vote.) Meet the candidates ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor Catherine F. Yonkaitis interviews authors Christy Giddens and Julie Blankenship about their article, "The Red Square: A Healthcare Sterile Cockpit to Reduce Medication Errors." You can learn more about this article by ...

  • Catherine F. Yonkaitis, DNP, RN, NCSN PHNA-BC, the new editor of the NASN School Nurse , would like to hear from you about the innovative practices your data has pushed you towards and the topics you have questions about. In the latest ...

  • printable version NASN Names 2024 National Academy of School Nursing Fellows Silver Spring, MD, March 8, 2024—The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) recently named eight professionals for induction into the National Academy of School Nursing. ...

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Kimberly McNally to discuss the article "School Nurses' Experiences and Roles in Promoting and Administering the HPV Vaccine: A Systematic Review Using the Socioecological ...

  • School-located vaccination clinics (SLVs) are an important strategy for promoting vaccine access and assuring equity. NASN and the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) collaborated to create the School-Located Vaccination Clinics Toolkit ...

  • NASN's newly developed E-Manual Coordinated Support System for Students with Epilepsy aims to build school nurse capacity and confidence to assess and address the physical and social needs of students with epilepsy – and build a network of community-based ...

  • PCORI's recent study adds to evidence that symptom-based adjustment of medication works as well as provider-based adjustment for treating children with mild persistent asthma. NASN's new offering, PCORI Symptom-based Adjustment of Inhaled Steroid ...

  • Registration is Now Open for NASN’s 56th Annual School Nurse Conference! NASN2024 offers two separate learning events to meet the needs of all school nurses and school health team members. Learn More and Register Before May 1, 2024, for the ...

  • SIGs are groups of NASN members with mutual interests. NASN's SIGs allow you to join other school nurses in similar practice settings to share knowledge and experiences. Are you interested in becoming a member of a SIG? NASN is pleased to offer ...

  • NASN's new no-cost School Nursing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Students with Seizures and Epilepsy CPG Implementation Toolkit , designed to improve the health and quality of life of children with epilepsy and their families through ...

  • NASN's new no-cost School Nursing Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline: Students with Seizures and Epilepsy , based on the most recent and highest quality evidence, assists school nurses in providing care to students with seizure disorders, ...

  • printable version For Immediate Release February 5, 2024 Contact: Kate McDuffie National Association of School Nurses kmcduffie@nasn.org California Congressmen Dr. Raul Ruiz & Adam Schiff Win Lillian Wald Award SILVER SPRING, MD — The ...

  • The proclamation and logo for National School Nurse Day on May 8, 2024, have been released. Visit www.schoolnurseday.org . Processing requests for proclamations can take time, so we encourage you to plan and promote the event well in ...

  • NASN's newest NCPD course focuses on Rare Seizure Disorders and Practice Considerations for School Nurses. This course is free for NASN members and provides school nurses with essential information about their role in caring for students with rare seizures/epilepsy. ...

  • The NASN2024 Justification Toolkit provides reasons to attend face-to-face in Chicago, online for the virtual event or both. The toolkit contains an editable template letter to share with administrators or employers to fit your needs ...

  • NASN's endowment fund supports scholarships for school nurses interested in pursuing advanced nursing practice degrees and certifications, including our new Diversity in School Nursing Scholarship. Your contribution, no matter how small, can help reduce ...

  • NASN has released its 2024 priorities, focusing on the Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere (NURSE) Act, the One School, One Nurse Act, and the Grow SISPs ACT (Growing, Recruiting, and Obtaining Workers in Specialized Instructional Support Personnel ...

  • NASN has launched the program Data Privacy for School Nurses 2023: Navigating the Complex Minefield of Privacy Laws to help you enhance your understanding of the legal framework governing data privacy and sharing in schools and apply this knowledge ...

  • School nurses, sometimes overlooked in the broader conversation about student mental health, are already integrated into the fabric of the school community and provide multifaceted support to students, their families, and the communities. NASN ...

  • printable version For Immediate Release January 8, 2024 Contact: Kate McDuffie National Association of School Nurses kmcduffie@nasn.org NASN Announces New Project Capturing Outcomes for Students with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Funded by the Helmsley ...

  • Shout out to these 2023 NASN influencers! Learn more about the NASN Strong member-to-member initiative . NASN members can earn e-commerce credits when school nurses they refer to NASN join the association Terrah Abbey Erika Adams Melissa ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor Cynthia Galemore interviews Eileen Moss about the article "Development of an Evidence-Based Employee Wellness Program." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . Workplaces ...

  • Welcome to 2024 and a new feature just for NASN members in the All Member Forum ! The new feature is " anonymous posting ." This feature is ONLY available with posts made to the All Member Forum. Here's how this feature works: When submitting ...

  • NASN members have access to free nursing continuing professional development contact hours. NASN is pleased to offer a new Membership Minute video with a quick tutorial to help you find your online NASN Learning Center programs. View this brief ...

  • NASN has launched The National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts the School Nurse's Role in Data De-identification program to help you better understand the components of the National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts ...

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Lucine Francis to discuss the article, "An Update on State Legislation Supporting Menstrual Hygiene Products in US Schools: A Legislative Review, Policy Report, and Recommendations ...

  • School nurses play a pivotal role in the assessment, identification, intervention, referral, and follow-up of students with mental health concerns. NASN's new NCPD learning module, Enhancing the Capacity of School Nurses to Reduce Student Anxiety ...

  • Join us TOMORROW, December 5, at 3 PM EST for the Data Privacy for School Nurses: Navigating the Complex Minefield of Privacy Laws webinar . School nurses can earn NCPD while enhancing their understanding of the legal framework governing data privacy ...

  • The Sage Perspectives blog, The School Nurse: An Important Relationship for Families of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus , shines a light on the burdens associated with T1D on students and families and identifies strategies school nurses can ...

  • Did you know all registered nurses who join NASN between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024, are automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship to attend NASN2024? No additional entry is needed. Learn more about NASN's New Member ...

  • Become familiar with the candidates stepping forward to lead NASN. In the upcoming election, NASN members will select a vice president and a nominating committee member. The election will be conducted online from March 15, 2024, to April 15, 2024. ...

  • NASN has released videos of Champions for School Health (CSH) project grantees highlighting how community connection, collaboration, and partnerships can create sustainable solutions that promote health equity and increase vaccine access and confidence. ...

  • NASN's NCPD program, School Health Data Sharing Across Sectors , presented initially as a webinar, helps school nurses understand privacy law governing the health data they collect and maintain and how to share data in compliance with the law.

  • NASN is accepting nominations for Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the National Academy of School Nursing. The honor of Fellow is the most prestigious recognition for NASN members and their outstanding accomplishments in the school nursing profession and ...

  • Join us this Thursday, November 9 , at 1:30 PM ET for The National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts! - The School Nurse's Role in Data De-identification webinar . Participants will earn NCPD while gaining a better understanding of the ...

  • This week, the Department of Education and the Office of National Drug Control Policy sent a letter urging all schools to carry naloxone and prepare students and faculty to use it. School nurses provide leadership in all phases of emergency ...

  • Cynthia Galemore, editor of NASN School Nurse , interviews authors Sheryl Bennett, Ellen McCabe, and Allison Squires to discuss the article "Language Access for Families With Limited English Proficiency: Why Does It Matter?" Learn more about ...

  • Do you need help finding your certificates of completion for NASN's annual conferences, online courses, webinars, in-person or live programs, and the transcripts for the NCPD you've earned? No problem. You can learn more about locating earned certificates ...

  • NASN now offers a guide and an editable template letter to share with administrators or employers. These resources communicate how the entire school community benefits from NASN’s programs and services.

  • The absence of a school nurse in school communities impacts the health of students. While School Nurse-Led Telehealth can help extend the reach of an onsite school nurse to schools both with and without a school nurse, it cannot replace the critical role ...

  • NASN now offers a free educational program to help you provide evidence-based care for students with allergies and anaphylaxis. Learn how to implement the School Nursing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG): Students with Allergies and ...

  • We are excited to share that, effective January 1, 2024, Ellen M. McCabe, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, will take on the role of associate editor of the Journal of School Nursing (JOSN) . Ellen is an assistant professor at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. ...

  • School nurses are frontline healthcare providers and often are the first school professional staff to identify a student with behavioral healthcare concerns. School nurses have tremendous potential to work with other school-based behavioral health (SBBH) ...

  • printable version For Immediate Release October 4, 2023 Contact: Jennifer McNally National Association of School Nurses jmcnally@nasn.org Catherine F. Yonkaitis Named Editor of NASN School Nurse SILVER SPRING, MD — Catherine F. Yonkaitis, ...

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Felesia Bowen to discuss the article "Education is a Social Determinant of Health: School Nurses Level the Playing Field." You can learn more about this article ...

  • Join us Wednesday, October 4, at 4 PM ET for the School Health Data Sharing Across Sectors webinar. Participants will better understand the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), important factors to consider when entering data sharing arrangements ...

  • A safe and supportive school environment for students with allergies is critical for their safety and learning. NASN’s new School Nursing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Students with Allergies and Risk for Anaphylaxis provides evidence-based ...

  • NASN's no-cost Naloxone Education Toolkit offers a variety of resources to help school nurses and other school leaders evaluate and address the drug overdose crisis. Learn more and get the toolkit .

  • What are the costs, and more importantly, what are the benefits? I have been a school nurse for gulp, 29 + years and a registered nurse for 40. Not sure how that happened, but I do know this. My practice as a nurse in the school setting has ...

  • Affordable professional liability rates are extended to NASN members through NASN's newly endorsed provider, Nurses Service Organization (NSO). As a nursing professional, NSO empowers you to confidently pursue your passion by providing malpractice insurance ...

  • School nurses spend 30% of their time attending to student mental health concerns and need practice- and competency-based behavioral health continuing education opportunities. NASN's new no-cost NCPD program Is Substance Use Undermining Adolescent Mental ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor Cynthia Galemore interviews Margaret Bultas and Elissa Brueggemann about the article "Celiac Disease and Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction: What School Nurses Need to Know." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract ...

  • As students head back to school, it's important that school nurses have the necessary resources to promote their well-being and encourage healthy habits that support lifelong wellness. NASN's back-to-school toolkit provides the tools you need to work ...

  • NASN is seeking nominations for Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the National Academy of School Nursing. The distinction of Fellow signifies superior achievement and exceptional contributions to NASN and the school nursing profession. The Honorary Fellow ...

  • NASN Research Grants are available to fund research projects that aim to advance quality school nursing practice, school-affiliated healthcare delivery, and support the health of school-age children. To be eligible, a NASN member must be a part of the ...

  • NASN members can apply for educational scholarships, including the new Diversity in School Nursing Scholarship , which provides financial support for registered nurses employed in schools from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds ...

  • NASN is calling for presentation submissions for NASN2024 , Stronger Together . We will once again offer both a virtual conference and an in-person event in Chicago, Illinois, from June 28 to July 1, 2024. We seek evidence-based conference ...

  • On August 16, NASN President Kate King shared valuable advice for parents and caregivers on the TODAY Show to prepare for a healthy, safe, and successful return to school. See the segment . Want to know more about the free vision vouchers for ...

  • The NASN School Nurse article Designing School Health Services to Provide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for All Students offers valuable insights into how MTSS aligns with school health services and school nursing practice; and how you ...

  • Are you looking for information on how to assist students transitioning from pediatric to adult epilepsy care? NASN's new no-cost panel presentation, Transition for Students with Epilepsy: The Role of the School Nurse , can help. This presentation ...

  • We are pleased to welcome Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CAE, as the CEO of NASN. With her leadership experience, strategic mindset, and passion for nursing and school health, we are confident NASN, school nurses, and school communities nationwide ...

  • NASN Stands with School Nurses so School Nurses can Stand for Student Success! NASN has a new tool to share with employers to communicate the value of professional organization membership. View the guide to discover and share how NASN ...

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Krista Schroeder to discuss the article, "The Association of School Nurse Workload With Student Health and Academic Outcomes: A Cross-Sectional Study." Learn ...

  • Gun violence is an issue that hits close to home for many individuals, including the authors of the new Sage Perspectives blog, School Nurses' Role in Reducing Firearm Injuries and Deaths. The blog post discusses the critical role school nurses can ...

  • Refer your colleagues to NASN and earn a $10 NASN e-commerce credit for each colleague who joins. Credits can be used toward payments for membership dues, event registrations, merchandise, and publications. Learn more about NASN Strong.

  • There is power in numbers. Every Student Counts! is a national data initiative to advance student health through data. The program's focus is strengthening school nurses' ability to collect and use data to direct personal practice and advocate for ...

  • Check out the new Sage Perspectives blog by NASN's Program Evaluation Director and Champions for School Health Project Manager, Deborah D'Souza-Vazirani, Vax Champions: NASN's Initiative for COVID-19 & School Vaccination Confidence and Equity ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor Cynthia Galemore interviews Laurie Combe and Robin Cogan about the article "School Nurses Can Reduce Firearm Injuries and Deaths." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast ...

  • NASN's Virtual Hill Days , July 18, 19, and 20, create momentum and support for the NURSE Act , reintroduced on May 10, 2023, National School Nurse Day, by Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01). This legislation aims to help schools hire registered nurses ...

  • Virtual NASN2023 , starting this Monday, July 10 - 12, is a great way to take your summer learning to another level, and there's still time to register ! Are you unable to attend on these dates? That's okay. View recordings through October 12, ...

  • In-Person NASN2023 may be over, but you can still join other school nurses to network, learn and earn up to 20.0 NCPD contact hours at the Virtual NASN2023 online conference event July 10 -12! You won't want to miss the session Human Trafficking: ...

  • We are pleased to share the excerpt below from Kate King's final AAP Council on School Health (COSH) Newsletter submission as she prepares to transition off the COSH Executive Committee and into her role as President of NASN. You can view the entire ...

  • Gain valuable knowledge from anywhere, exchange insights, establish connections, and get inspired at Virtual NASN2023 online July 10 -12. Can't join on these dates? View recordings through October 12, 2023. School nurses play an important ...

  • Read the NASN2023 conference blogs to gain access to valuable insights from NASN and various speakers. You don't want to miss the knowledge and expertise shared at both the In-Person and Virtual events.