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  • 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 and School Emergency Triage Training (SETT) are back to live in-person sessions. Focus on the Framework includes interactive programs geared toward helping school nurses develop a deeper ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • The NASN Lunch and Learn Series has additional courses.  What makes the courses in the series different from others in the NASN Learning Center?  There is an option to post questions to speakers and peers using a discussion attached to each course.  ...

  • School-located vaccine clinics (SLVs) are a strategy to improve the health of students. Here are some resources from NASN and NASN's partners. NASN Position Statement: School-located Vaccination Podcast: Preparing for a School-Located COVID-19 ...

  • Review a summary of the priorities below or get more detail on the legislative priorities .  NASN urges immediate passage of the Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere (Nurse) Act , which would recognize the critical role of school nurses ...

  • NASN partnered with the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology to create resources for school nurses and school administrators. Back to School Safely During COVID-19: Tips for Families, Guardians, and Caretakers : English ...

  • For Immediate Release November 3, 2021 National Association of School Nurses Contact: Carol Walsh cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES SUPPORTS PEDIATRIC VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19 Silver Spring, ...

  • A message from NASN President, Linda Mendonca.

  • School Nurse-Led Case Management (SNLCM) – Application of the Nursing Process Co-presented by NASN’s past president, Beth Mattey, school nurses will refresh their perspective about how the application of the nursing process guides the provision of SNLCM ...

  • 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. ...

  • This fall, NASN is releasing a new online program or course every week in, what we are calling, the Lunch and Learn Series .  What makes the programs in this series different from the other courses in the NASN Learning Center is the option to discuss ...

  • VSP® Eyes of Hope® is looking for stories about how you’ve leveraged Sight for Students® gift certificates to care for the visual health and overall wellbeing of your students. If you have a story to share, or you know of a student whose access to ...

  • Deadline extended from October 15th to October 25th NASN members are invited to apply for one of three NASN scholarships.  The deadline is October 25, 2021. Endowment Education Scholarship Purpose: Improve school nursing by assisting current professional ...

  • For Immediate Release October 14, 2021 Contact:  Carol Walsh National Association of School Nurses cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version Two in Three Parents of Children Ages 5-11 Plan to Vaccinate Their Child Against COVID-19 ...

  • The Journal of School Nuring Editor, Martha Bergren, interviews author Ellen McCabe to discuss their article, " Factors Associated With School Nurses’ Self-Efficacy in Provision of Asthma Care and Performance of Asthma Management Behaviors ." Learn ...

  • Social isolation and school closures have added a lot of stressors to children’s lives. You can help them cope and keep them S.A.F.E. through SUPPORT, ACTION, FACTS, and ENGAGEMENT. A 2-page resource, Back-to-School Safety During COVID-19: Tips for ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews author Catherine F. Yonkaitis, Karen J. Madura and Linda Jeno Vollinger about the article, "School Nursing Associations: Restructuring for Contemporary Practice." Learn more about this article ...

  • As two mothers who each lost our young, healthy daughters too soon to meningitis B, we know full well the consequences of this now vaccine-preventable disease. Kim (Coffey), a high school senior, died one week before her graduation. Emily (Stillman), ...

  • For Immediate Release: September 24, 2021 Carol Walsh cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version NASN Urges Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee to Include NURSE Act in Reconciliation Act Silver ...

  • National School Nurse and Immunization Associations Detail Opportunities for Increasing Adolescent COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination in New Reports Newly released AIM and NASN reports offer actionable measures for strengthening and sustaining school-located ...

  • For Immediate Release                                                                    September 16, 2021 Contact:  Carol Walsh cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES’ NEW TEAM MEMBERS TO ...

  • NASN recently launched an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on medication administration.  It provides school nurses with a uniform practice guideline for the administration of medication in schools.  To support the implementation of the guideline, ...

  • It is NASN's position that prevention, early identification, and intercession on behalf of the child/youth beset by human trafficking are essential to the student’s psychological and physical well-being, as well as academic success.  The registered professional ...

  • It is NASN's position that student behavioral health and wellness must be prioritized for students to successfully access and engage in educational opportunities. It is imperative that school systems respond to, and address, student behavioral health ...

  • Data collection looks different due to the COVID-19 pandemic compared to other years. Check out NASN’s Data Collection resources and advice on collecting data to help tell your data story .

  • The Journal of School Nuring Editor, Martha Bergren, interviews author Christine A. Feeley to discuss their article, "Sleep in Parental Caregivers and Children With Type 1 Diabetes." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and ...

  • A recording of this town hall hosted on July 20, 2021 and presented by NASN and CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) can be found in the NASN Learning Center. The town hall features an overview of the CDC’s guidance for COVID-19 prevention ...

  • For Immediate Release August 25, 2021 Contact:  Carol Walsh National Association of School Nurses cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version CDC Epilepsy Program Awards $1.5m to the National Association of School Nurses to Create and ...

  • For Immediate Release August 27, 2021 Contact: Carol Walsh National Association of School Nurses cwalsh@nans.org news release printable version National Association of School Nurses Urges All School Staff and Eligible Students to be Vaccinated ...

  • NASN is grateful to VSP Global® for Sight for Students®, an Eyes of Hope® gift certificate program. This program provides gift certificates for a no-cost eye exam and, if prescribed, new glasses that NASN members can distribute to students 19 or younger ...

  • At its core, school nurse-led case management (SNLCM) involves the highest form of application of the nursing process. While the focus is on students with chronic health conditions, SNLCM can also be applied to various social, mental, and acute health ...

  • Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving School’s playbook: “ Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping students, staff, and families safe and healthy ” aims to equip school and district leaders with specific, evidence-informed guidance and operating procedures ...

  • NASN released an infographic that illustrates the results from NASN’s quick poll of more than 1,750 school nurses from across the country. The infographic highlights school nurses key responsibilities during this challenging time. This resource is ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews author Bill Marrapese and Jenny M. Gormley about the article, "Reimagining School Nursing: Lessons Learned From a Virtual School Nurse." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below ...

  • For Immediate Release July 21, 2021 Contact:  Carol Walsh National Association of School Nurses cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version National Association of School Nurses Statement on Schools Providing In-person Learning ( Silver Spring, ...

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Bridget Houlahan to discuss their article, "The Promotion of Early School Nurses in Virginia: Learning From Our History (1900 to Present) to Build a New Future." Learn ...