Blogs and Announcements

OSNA is offering three additional sessions of the online workshop Social Determinants and AcuityStrategies (1hr 45min). Space is limited, so register ASAP! Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ Noon Friday, May ...
SNOW Member Representation Amy Norton MLS-H, MPA, MPH, BSN, RN, SNOW President, SNC Administrator ESD 105 Lynn Nelson MSN, RN, NCSN, WA State NASN Rep, SNC Administrator ESD 113 Becky Droter MSN, ...
     I am a married, forty one year old mother of two boys that are fourteen and eleven years old. I have been home caring for my family for the past four years and just realized recently it’s time to ...
Athletes frequently face the challenge of whether to build strength or endurance when they want both. Knowing how to get this right theoretically is a lot easier than achieving a physical balance between ...
CBD is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment. It seems that everyone has a story about how it has helped them or someone they know to treat a medical condition. How it works and why is still the ...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists people with diabetes among those at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 .  NASN is one of the 50 partner organizations supporting the JDRF-Beyond ...
You may have a unique opportunity to attend the National NASN conference virtually!  The cost this year is much more reasonable for registration and there are no added costs of air fare or hotel!   Check ...
All acuity workshop spaces this week are filled. NO WORRIES, though. Additional dates for later next week will be announced on Monday!  We are thrilled to offer more Social Determinants and Acuity Strategies ...
A three-part educational series.  School nurses will learn from an experienced school teacher and administrator.  Below are the titles in the series.  Each part has .75 CNE contact hours. The Power ...
As promised, here are the registration links for the   OSNA Online Workshop: Social Determinants and Student Acuity Strategies.  Remember, the sessions are limited to 30 participants, but we will schedule ...
Dear Members, Our partnership with ADANE (American Dairy Association NE) continues through this unprecedented times. To support our Membership and our promise of continuing education, a new webinar  ...
​ Coming soon to a computer near you! Thursday 5/21 - 12 noon Friday 5/22 - 10am Friday 5/22 - 2pm Watch this site for registration links. OSNA Online Workshop: Social Determinants and Student ...
The following individuals have been confirmed in the 2020 NASN election: Re-elected as Vice President: Lynnette Ondeck, MEd., BSN, RN, NCSN, Washington Membership elected Nominating Committee Member: ...
NASN is working quickly to release resources and references for school nurses.  Visit the COVID-19 web page for the following new resources and more . Interim Guidance: Role of the School Nurse ...
Local businesses are doing all that they can to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may have heard stories of companies going above and beyond the call of duty to help, and there are a few examples ...
Thank You for attending the recent webinar, COVID-19 and Intuitive Eating: A Non-Dieting Approach to Sheltering in Place . The slide deck , professional development certificate and webinar recording ...
NASN School Nurse  Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Lisa Frey Blume and Shannon Lines about their article, "The Role of the School Nurse in Creating a Vape-Free School." Learn more about ...
School nurses will learn from an experienced school teacher and administrator with over 20 years’ experience. Mr Reddicks will share how to frame school health in terms that principals and superintendents ...
School re-entry is crucial for parents and guardians to go back to work. Having children at home and out of the classroom has caused undue economic and mental stress for families. Please sign NASN's ...
​​It was really great to see and hear from so many you last Thursday and Friday. Over 160 Oregon school-based RNs attended, asked questions, and shared resources. We heard a lot about current work, including ...
Earlier this year, NASN held a Data4SchoolNurses Media Contest. School nurses were asked to submit, in various mediums, how they used their data. We had wonderful submissions and thank all who participated. ...
Earlier this year, NASN held a Data4SchoolNurses Media Contest. School nurses were asked to submit, in various mediums, how they used their data. We had wonderful submissions and thank all who participated. ...
Earlier this year, NASN held a Data4SchoolNurses Media Contest. School nurses were asked to submit, in various mediums, how they used their data. We had wonderful submissions and thank all who participated. ...

Let Your Voices be Heard!

School Nurses of Texas.  Let your voices be heard.  TSNO needs you to visit with the legislators that represent you and tell them that you want a school nurse to have a seat at the table when discussions ...
Earlier this year, NASN held a Data4SchoolNurses Media Contest. School nurses were asked to submit, in various mediums, how they used their data. We had wonderful submissions and thank all who participated. ...
Earlier this year, NASN held a Data4SchoolNurses Media Contest. School nurses were asked to submit, in various mediums, how they used their data. We had wonderful submissions and thank all who participated. ...
Please join me in the closing session, Taking Your Seat at the Table: Be Brave, Be Dynamic, Make it Count! , to learn how to help make your voice count as you continue to advocate for our students. I ...
NASN invites you to participate in a survey to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted health in schools, and the role school nurses are playing during this time. NASN hopes to use the information ...
When schools reopen, it is imperative that school nurses -- frontline healthcare providers -- are present so that students can be healthy, safe and ready to learn at school. Please sign NASN's petition ...
National School Nurse Day, May 6, 2020, is a time to celebrate the specialty practice of school nursing. In 1972, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) created National School Nurse Day to ...
With the date for the NASN Annual Conference drawing near, our primary focus has been the health and safety of our event participants. Having spent the year preparing for the event with our volunteers, ...
Thank you so much to everyone who shared responses to the survey  of school-based nurses earlier this month. We heard from over 200 of you about what's been going on in the first month since school closure. ...
I want to touch base to make you aware of the leadership succession which is happening at the Oregon School Nurses Association. Our typical governance calendar would include a meeting of the General Membership ...

DSHS School Nurse Survey

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) School Health Program is conducting a survey to identify school nurses that are interested in assisting with contact tracing. Contact tracin g is a ...

Return to School Guidelines

From School Health Issues Chair; We are all contemplating on what it will look like when we return to campus in August.  Please be aware that TSNO is awaiting guidelines from NASN. NASN is working ...
These have been long and stressful days for so many of us while we maintain social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus and flatten the curve. One way we hope we can continue to unite, as ...
On April 23, 2020, NASN sent a letter to the President of the United States requesting the expansion of school nurses be included in any proposal crafted to help re-open the United State's economy and ...
Prior to February in the United States, the idea of social media and technology were simply a luxury for some students. But since then, it’s become a necessity for all students given the new buzz words ...
NASN Scholarship Recipients Endowment Education Scholarship Nancy Jenks Mary Elaine Knight Lisa Peterson RN to BSN Educational Advancement Scholarship Erica Ward NASN Research Grants Mayumi ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2020 Contact person: Jennifer McNally National Association of School Nurses jmcnally@nasn.org / 703-863-2991 printable version NASN Calls for 10,000 More School ...
Good morning Louisiana School Nurses, I pray that all of you and your family are safe and healthy.  Here are some tips from the CDC on how to make cloth masks. Please share with your parents, students, ...
Dear NJSSNA Members, Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March, we found it prudent to protect our membership, and made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Spring Conference. This caused ...
Today, April 15, 2020, NASN sent a letter to Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, Senator Patty Murray requesting funding for 10,000 school nurses for the upcoming school ...
NASN2020 is just a little over two months away.  We know these are unprecedented times and want to help you navigate during this period of uncertainty. What we know is that NASN2020 will occur.  ...
Decisions regarding the transfer of materials between school and home are based on evidence on the transmission of COVID19. A new resource from the National Association of School Nurses is intended ...
Help spread the word to join Coach Calhoun every day at 9:00 a.m. for LIVE Move to Learn videos! According to Jane Black from the Bower Foundation, "Coach Calhoun will lead live, daily exercise sessions ...
Hello school nurses,   Due to current health concerns, the MSNA Executive Committee made the decision this week to cancel the MSNA conference scheduled for June  3-5, 2020. We are looking at alternatives ...
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 ...
The National Association of School Nurses and the National Association of School Psychologists have updated the document Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource. Presently, ...
During a global pandemic, the school nurse is essential and relevant, even when there are no students in school buildings. As we continue to perform essential duties, we also have an incredible opportunity! ...
Ohio Department of Health Receives All Allocated PPE from the Strategic National Stockpile Supplies received and the state’s reserve will not meet immediate or future needs   COLUMBUS ...
Julia Muennich Cowell, editor of  The Journal of School Nursing , and author Alison F. Pittman discuss the article, "Effect of a School-Based Activity Tracker, Companion Social Website, and Text Messaging ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2020 Contact person: Jennifer McNally National Association of School Nurses jmcnally@nasn.org / 703-863-2991 printable version School Nurses: Supporting Students ...
For years, business leaders have used life coaches to help them advance in their professions and achieve their personal goals. Now nurses are also benefiting from life coaching and learning how to adapt ...
The following announcement is posted on behalf of Dorian Vicente, MSN, RN,  NJ-CSN  President NJSSNA ******************************************************************************************************************************* ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957 Breann Almos: 614-799-6480 Personal Protective Equipment Needed; New COVID-19 ...
Yesterday, March 25, 2020, NASN sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to consider students health needs in future stimulus.  Select the image to view or print the entire letter
Resources mentioned in Laurie's message: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Resources NASN Learning Cente
Dear nurse colleagues,  We hope this message finds you and your family well. As mentioned in our previous communication, OSNA and our state partners are committed to bringing you timely and relevant ...
NASN knows this is an uncertain time and does not want to appear insensitive to the current pandemic.  We have taken our NASN home page banner down temporarily.  However, we are also mindful of the role ...