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Here's a list of services close to the host hotel including urgent care facilities and grocery stores.  If you'd prefer to print a copy of this, you can download a version here .  See you in San Diego! Host hotel Marriott Marquis and Marina 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 234-1500 Airport San Diego International Airport – SAN 3.3 miles northwest of host hotel. Airport Phone: +1 619 400 2400 The host hotel does not provide shuttle service. Estimated cab fare: $18 U.S. dollars one way. URGENT CARE Gaslamp Medical Center 250 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 236-0111 Scripps Mercy Hospital 4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, ...
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Don't Miss These San Diego Landmarks!! Photo Credit: Jon Sullivan This iconic bridge is visible from NASN’s convention hotel, Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina, and spans the water between the shoreline of the City of San Diego and Coronado “Island.” Island is in quotes because it is actually a peninsula as there is a road headed south out of Coronado to the mainland. Before the construction of the bridge was completed in 1969, the water was the route used to get from San Diego to Coronado. Coronado is the site of the U.S. Naval Training Station where pilots learn to land on carriers plus many military ships dock there. The Del Coronado ...
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No matter where you live, the kids in your school system are, no doubt, being exposed to one or more vector-borne diseases. And, if they travel to another state or abroad, they increase their chance for being bitten by insects that can cause permanent injury and even death. Learn more about this topic at the conference by attending my presentation on July 2 nd entitled, “From Anaplasmosis to Zika: The ABC’s of Familiar and Exotic Vector-borne Diseases”. I will explore the various diseases, where exposure levels are increased, and help you assess relative risk of exposure. You will learn best practice in prevention along with the American Academy of Pediatrics ...
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There are no worries if you missed these webinars live!  They were all recorded and available for you to watch anytime in the NASN Learning Center . Each 30-minute burst of learning is a topic that will be covered in detail at NASN2017 , the 49th Annual NASN Conference, this summer in San Diego, California. Here are the webinars in the series.  Enjoy! Webinar 1: Medicaid in Education: Potential Funding Options Webinar 2: School Nursing Evidence-based Practice: Get a Clue Webinar 3: School Nursing Leadership for the 21st Century Webinar 4: ANA’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™: Wellness & Safety for School Nurses
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The poster presentations are scheduled as follows and you can now view the complete schedule of posters!   Be sure to plan enough time at the poster presentations to earn between 1.0 and 3.0 CNE contact hours based on "sessions" you attend. See you there! ____________________ Poster Presentations on Innovative Practices in School Nursing Friday, June 30th 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 1st 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Temecula 1-4 [Level 1, same floor as Exhibits in the Pacific Ballroom] Click the image to see the schedule.
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Kids with physical disabilities are twice more likely to be bullied than others. It’s time to embrace our differences. It’s time to see the ability in one another. It’s time to cut the bull.  Be a #CutTheBull advocate and start a conversation about bullying in your school and initiate the conversation. The important thing is that we start the conversation now about ways to see the ability in everyone.  Join me at my session, Routine to Rare: School Nurse Handbook for Plastic Surgery Conditions and Burns on July 2, 2017, at 11 a.m.  We will provide school nurses resources and tools they can use to start an anti-bullying campaign at their schools. ...
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Jump start your conference with a fun night out! NASN and School Health are hosting a Beach Party at the Bayside Pavilion on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 7PM.  This event is free for NASN2017 attendees. School Health is celebrating their 60th anniversary (#SHturns60) too.  Join them and NASN for music, dancing, and get a free t-shirt while supplies last. Click here to see a larger image
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Share on Twitter: #CleanHandsCount for safe health care! Watch this video and spread the word
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It summer camp time! This means mosquito and tick season is upon us! Are you Ready? On the CDC Prevent Mosquito Bites web page , learn about the active ingredients you need in insect repellent to keep you safe, natural repellent options, how to protect your home, and how to keep your school community and loved ones safe.  Also, access the Environmental Protection Agency's registered list of insect repellents .
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To recognize World Hand Hygiene Day this Friday, May 5th, the Clean Hands Count Campaign has a new educational course and promotional video for healthcare providers to use. The campaign aims to: Improve healthcare provider adherence to CDC hand hygiene recommendations; Address the myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene; and Empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands.
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Learn the Occupational Health and Safety Administration Standards with one of the NICE Network partners, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Take the FREE 1.0 CNE course on Healthcare Workers Respiratory Protection Training .
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To recognize National World Hand Hygiene Day get your school's Hand Washing Campaign Started! Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Clean Hands Count Campaign materials. Learn more .
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A park filled with museums, good restaurants, and an open area concert pavilion! Along with other World Exposition buildings, the outdoor pipe organ pavilion was constructed in 1915. The historic buildings in Balboa Park have been declared both a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark District, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. SPRECKLES ORGAN CONCERTS Every Sunday afternoon during the year, and Monday evenings during the summer, there are free outdoor concerts on the organ proclaimed to be the “ largest outdoor pipe organ in the world .” (There are complaints from rivals who also claim to have the ...
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This message posted by the Darla Rebowe on behalf of the NASN Endowment Fundraising Committee. The NASN Endowment Fund advances school nursing practice by: Supporting research about school nursing and health of school-age children; Funding grants that improve school nursing practice and school affiliated delivery of healthcare; and Providing scholarships for school nurses seeking graduate degrees and/or certification in advanced nursing practice. Here are what two NASN members had to say about receiving funding from the NASN Endowment Fund. Brenna Quinn The NASN Research Grant has funded two of my studies. The purpose of the first ...
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Attend the #NASN2017 conference session There’s a New Alphabet in Town: ESSA and Its Implications for Students, Schools and School Nurses . Did you know that the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) names school nurses as leaders of chronic disease management? Our session will review ESSA’s impact on student health and academic outcomes. Judith Morgitan , Liz Clarke , Anna Tupe, Mary Blackborow and I will discuss ESSA advocacy efforts in four states and help you identify advocacy tools for use in your own local education agency. Does your local education agency need more school nurses and school nurse professional development to support ...
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How many school nurses are there in the United States? NASN now knows. The results from a new workforce study are in and are depicted on an infographic. The infographic provides data on school nursing coverage in schools by region, the percentage of public and private schools with school nurses; as well as the average salary, education, and age of school nurses. Click on the image to view or download
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Looking for this resource Thank you School Nurses - Keeping Our Kids Afloat! click here . Balboa Park California Tower - Courtesy Museum of Man Balboa Park is filled with museums, an open air concert pavilion, and good restaurants! The present-day look and feel of the park can be attributed to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Built in the Spanish Colonial-revival style, the park’s highly ornamental style was the first of its kind in the United States. Scheduled to last only one year, the 1915 Expo was extended for a second year and more than 3.7 million visitors came to the expo during its run. Exposition buildings from ...
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The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) calls on the Senate to uphold Medicaid as a safety net for children and to protect the one percent of Medicaid that goes to schools to ensure that children can be healthy, safe and ready to learn as they now take up the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  Increasingly, schools are a partner in health promotion and interventions of students’ physical and mental health so that they can be successful in school. "Our most vulnerable students, those who need additional supports to succeed in school, will be affected by these cuts to Medicaid.  We must do better," Beth Mattey, NASN’s President
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Tune into the latest NASN Radio podcast for a discussion about Electronic Health Records: What Every School Nurse Needs to Know
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As you move through SchoolNurseNet and NASN.org, you’ll be moving between the two websites and may not realize it. NASN's goal is to make finding content on both websites easy.   It is also likely that you will be directed to the NASN Learning Center when you select some content. To clear up any confusion watch for subtle visual cues on these websites. You will soon become a master browser! SchoolNurseNet home page Watch for the SchoolNurseNet logo in the top left corner. Find a link to NASN.org in the menu at the top. NASN.org home page Watch for the NASN logo in the top left corner. Find links to SchoolNurseNet and the NASN Learning ...