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  • 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.

  • NASN is pleased to present Supporting Students with Epilepsy: A Toolkit for School Nurses created following the NASN Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice ™. This no-cost comprehensive toolkit provides guidance for school nurses ...

  • The new free NASN program, Epilepsy Care Considerations for School Nurses: Stigma and Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) , offers school nurses valuable information about the effects of stigma on students with seizures/epilepsy, aiming ...

  • According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of adolescents experiencing poor mental health is growing, especially among LGBTQ+, female, and Black students. Schools play a vital role in preventing ...

  • KNOWLEDGE, CONNECTIONS, AND FUN - ALL IN ONE PLACE! Virtual NASN2023 is coming your way July 10-12, 2023! Can't make it on the scheduled dates? No worries. You can view recordings until October 12, 2023. We've upped the excitement for the ...

  • June is LGBT Pride Month, an ideal time for school nurses to turn advocacy into action. The NASN program, Advocacy and Action: How School Nurses Can Help LGBTQ Students Thrive , reviews current literature and evidence-based practices, methods for ...

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Alice Burch to discuss the article "Rural School Nurses Face Challenges in Colorado: A Qualitative Study". Learn more about this article by reading the abstract ...

  • printable version For Immediate Release May 30, 2023 Contact: Carol Walsh National Association of School Nurses cwalsh@nasn.org Hinkley Named Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses Silver Spring, Maryland [May 30, ...

  • U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released a new Advisory on Social Media and Youth Mental Health , describing the current evidence on the impacts of social media on the mental health of children and adolescents. It states that we cannot conclude ...

  • NASN's New educational activity, Highlighting Key Findings from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report , provides an overview of the recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary and Trends Report and a discussion of the ...

  • Just over eight percent of school-age children have asthma, with poor, African American, and Hispanic children bearing a disproportionate burden of the cost that disease and disability exert on the individual and society. NASN’s new educational activity, ...

  • The virtual event will deliver an immersive and engaging conference experience in an online environment, offering learning, knowledge-sharing, and networking opportunities. Earn up to 20.0 NCPD contact hours. Attend from anywhere; you choose ...

  • Yesterday, on National School Nurse Day, Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) reintroduced her Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere (NURSE) Act , legislation that would help public elementary and secondary schools hire registered nurses by creating ...

  • The 2023 NASN election results have been tallied, and the following individuals have been elected: President-Elect designee – Lynn Nelson, MSN, RN, NCSN Secretary/Treasurer Designee – Constance Griffin, BSN, RN, AE-C, NCSN Nominating Committee ...

  • NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews Olivia Wilson and Brenna Morse about the article "Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among Students and Families: Interventions for School Nurses." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract ...

  • The early registration rate has been extended to May 15, 2023. Register Now to get the best possible rate. Can't make it to NASN's Annual Conference in Orlando this year? We've got you covered! Join us for Virtual NASN2023 , ...

  • printable version NASN Announces Interim CEO Carol Walsh, PMP, chief operating officer, to step into role FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 28, 2023 Silver Spring, Md . — The National Association of School Nurses announced today that Carol ...

  • NASN is pleased to host the webinar Highlighting Key Findings from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data Summary & Trends Report on Monday, May 8, at 3 p.m. ET . The program provides an overview of the recent CDC YRBS Data Summary & ...

  • Join NASN's live webinar Evidence-Based Decision Making – “As-Needed” Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy for Pediatric Asthma on Thursday, May 4 at 3 p.m. ET. Presenters will share an overview of the prevalence of asthma among students, describe evidence-based ...

  • Join NASN, The Center for Green Schools, and Chemical Insights Research Institute of UL Research Institutes for our upcoming joint webinar, Identifying and Addressing Emerging Indoor Air Pollutants: School Health and Facilities Staff Collaborations ...

  • Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews authors Anindita Issa and Erin D. Maughan to discuss the article "Feasibility Assessment of a School Nurse-Led Approach Using Chronic Absenteeism to Establish the School-Based ...

  • printable version NASN Names 2023 National Academy of School Nursing Fellows Most prestigious recognition that members can receive from NASN Silver Spring, MD, April 10, 2023 — The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) recently named ...

  • Vote now to choose NASN's next president-elect, secretary/treasurer, and nominating committee member. Cast your vote before midnight ET this Saturday, April 15, 2023. Meet the candidates and access the online ballot . (Eligible voting members have ...

  • School Nurse Day is Wednesday, May 10, 2023, established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. Here are some easy ways to create a buzz about School Nurse Day 2023: Display this poster ...

  • NASN’s online School Emergency Triage Training (SETT) teaches effective management of school emergencies with mass casualties, requiring careful planning, preparation, and training to maximize effectiveness under suboptimal conditions. School ...

  • Join us for NASN2023 – face-to-face in sunny Orlando, Florida, on our virtual platform , or both ! Sessions will dive deep into school safety and emergency preparedness, understanding the laws that shape the school nursing practice, ...

  • NASN School Nurse Chat , hosted by NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck, highlights timely student and school health topics of interest to school nurses and school health team members. The latest podcasts focus on Endometriosis Awareness and Education ...

  • In NASN's new program Incorporating Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) into School Health Services to Promote Health Equity, learn how Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, Response to Intervention, and MTSS are related and how the WSCC ...

  • NASN believes understanding and implementing the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice™ is foundational to professional school nursing practice that supports education and health equity for all students. This new online educational offering, ...

  • Vote now to choose the next president-elect, secretary/treasurer, and nominating committee member. Cast your vote before midnight Eastern on April 15, 2023. Vote online or request a paper ballot. (Eligible voting members have Active or Honorary membership ...

  • NASN's data Initiative, the National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts! , will lead to policies that better support the needs of students, increase evidence-based school nursing practice, and better youth health and educational outcomes. ...

  • Schools are a vital part of the vaccination effort. Champions for School Health project fall grantee WA's Sea Mar Community Health has created a Spanish video promoting COVID vaccines for school-aged children. Watch and share the video with ...

  • Will you be attending NASN's annual conference or one of the Focus on the Framework workshops? NASN is pleased to offer a Membership Minute video with a quick tutorial to help you register for upcoming education and events. View this brief video ...