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Iowa has a long and proud history with NASN. Here are some FUN FAST FACTS : Iowa was one of the original 17 states organized in 1968.  We   became affiliated with NASN in 1994.  Ruby Wheatly from Iowa was the second president of NASN. After retirement from the University of Iowa, Dr. Jan Denehy went on to serve NASN as the editor of JOSN for 14 years. Dr. Sharon Guthrie PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN, RN-BC, a former past president of ISNO, now serves as our part-time executive director. Our proud legislative accomplishments include, but are not limited to the following: Students allowed to carry MDI for self treatment of asthma symptoms when needed. ...
Coming to Denver? Here are some tips for getting from Denver International Airport (DIA) to the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center: Flights Arrive at terminals A, B, or C. Follow the signs to Baggage Claim. You will ride the DIA train to Terminal and Baggage Claim OR walk from Terminal A. Listen closely on the train and you’ll hear a welcome message from one of Colorado’s local celebrities! Baggage claim This is on level 5. Carousels are numbered and are either on the East or West side of the terminal. There are monitors to indicate the carousel and corresponding flight numbers. Ground Transportation  Level 1 – Transit Center, RTD train ...
Have you heard about Action Based Learning and are curious to know more?  In your opinion, is our nation’s obesity epidemic an important school nursing topic?  Have you often wondered if you make a difference as a school nurse?  Are you looking for an empowering story of a school nurse stepping out from the shadows and into the spotlight, influencing education on a completely new level?  Then I have the breakout session for you!   Essentially, Action Based Learning (ABL) is incorporating movement in the traditional classroom or in ABL labs designed to have students moving and learning simultaneously! “Action Based Learning™ is based on the brain research ...
The Journal of School Nursing June 2019 article "A Pain Reporting Tool for School-Aged Baseball Pitchers" is the focus of the latest JOSN podcast. Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below, listening to the author podcast and reading the full-text article . Rates of injury to school-aged athletes are of concern to pediatric providers and can be prevented when players, coaches, and parents recognize and address pain. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the use of a pain-reporting tool. In this study, 34 baseball players aged 10–16 years reported pain surrounding 135 separate pitching experiences. Those participating in ...
One of the most effective strategies OSNA has employed to increase its capacity to do amazing things for school nurses in Oregon has been to hold annual retreats in the summer (when nurses are well rested and becoming energized) to do strategic planning for the upcoming year. Last summer, members of the Legislative and Membership Committees joined the Board, and after some brainstorming the mentoring and template projects were born.  School nurses are so busy (and often overwhelmed) that the default response has always been that "we do not have time to do one more thing." This past year is evidence that if several nurses each take on a part of a project (micro-volunteering), ...
FASN—Florida Association of School Nursing It seems like only yesterday…..it seems like an eon ago…. You see, there was a determined group of Florida nurses who came together in the mid 1990’s to create a state nursing organization for those of us who had chosen a little known, independent, isolated nursing profession—School Nursing… Those early days were ones of trying to determine exactly how could we link nurses in the schools across the state—nurses who often had caseloads numbering into the 1000’s as well as multiple schools of varied types separated by distances that were extensive. Two Gulf coastal counties-- Lee and Charlotte-- took the ...
More than ever, the role of the school nurse is critical: school nurses must provide information, education, and community resources for access to health care and immunizations. NASN has created an Immunization Transition Toolkit for use during times of student transitions within the school systems, including between elementary school and middle or intermediate school; between middle or intermediate school and high school; and between high school and college or career. This free toolkit was created by NASN, in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur.  Access the toolki
In the newest NASN School Nurse Chat, NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck and guests Lisa Kern and Michelle Grove discuss challenges and strategies for collaboration between parents and school nurses for students with chronic conditions.  Listen to Students with Chronic Health Conditions – The Importance of Parents and School Nurses Working Together
South Dakota School Nurses Association 26 th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA Cedar Shore Resort, Chamberlain SD July 23-24, 2019 Access Agenda and Registration He
Students with physical and developmental disabilities are four-to-seven times more likely to be sexually assaulted and molested than the general population. Yet few school districts provide appropriate and accessible comprehensive sexual health education to these students, due to a number of factors which include: an assumption that disabled students  are asexual and incapable/uninterested in close (sexual) relationships; staff discomfort with sex-related topics; and an  overall  lack of appropriate/adapted sex education materials.  The  purpose  of  this session is to briefly explore the factors contributing to the molest and assault of special education ...
School nurses play an important role in educating parents on the threat of communicable diseases — and in sending students home if they don't have their shots. As you all know, we are seeing the worst outbreak of measles since the disease was considered eliminated in the U.S. in 2000.  The outbreaks have led to emergency declarations in New York and Washington and quarantines of students and faculty at two public universities in Los Angeles last week. School nurses are critical in getting the message out that vaccines are safe and that they prevent disease.  NASN has resources to help “spread that word” about immunizations on its website.    Browse immunization ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2019 Contact: Jennifer McNally 703-863-2991 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES ELECTS LINDA MENDONCA PRESIDENT School Nursing Organization Also Elects Beshears and Hinkson to Leadership Posts SILVER SPRING, MD (May 9, 2019) -- Today, the National Association of School Nurses announced that Linda Mendonca, MSN, NCSN, PHNA-BC, FNASN, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the association. In addition, Valerie Beshears, MSN, RN, NCSN, has been elected NASN secretary-treasurer and Elizabeth “BettySue” Hinkson, MSN, RN, NCSN, was elected to a term on the NASN nominating committee. “One of NASN’s strengths ...
Several national organizations, including NASN, hosted a training-of-trainers to support state-level work that addresses student health and academic achievement.  NASN’s contribution was a seminar titled Skills-Based Approach to Managing Chronic health Conditions .  Materials provided to trainers are now available to you and can be replicated for delivery in one- to three-hour segments.  Learn more or access these materials now
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews author Dane Menkin about his article "Transgender Students: Advocacy, Care, and Support Opportunities for School Nurses." Learn more by  listening to this podcast, reading the abstract to the article below, and reading the full-text article online Transgender individuals are disproportionately affected by negative mental and sexual health outcomes. School nurses have prime opportunities to combat these outcomes through affirming nursing care, especially when transgender students are socially transitioning. Examples of affirming practice include recognizing students’ gender-affirming names, using their ...
Mental health is a critical topic for today’s students.  In a new course, free for NASN members, Jill Haak Bohnenkamp with the National Center for School Mental Health, talks about comprehensive school mental health definitions, identifies tools and resources for school nurses, and offers specific hands on tools that school nurses can use to support student mental health.    Learn more in the NASN Learning Cente
NJSSNA is honored to announce Lisa Lontai MSN, BSN, RN, CSN as the recipient of the NJSSNA Excellence in School Nursing Award for 2019. Lisa has been a school nurse employed by Warren Township board of Education for the past 11 years. Lisa has had many accomplishments as a school nurse. She also has had two articles published. Lisa has served as president of the Somerset County School Nurses Association and is currently the Legislative Chair. Join us at the May Dinner as we celebrate this year's award recipients! Learn more about Lisa and her many accomplishments!
NJSSNA is proud to announce Audrey Fuller Baker as the recipient of the NJSSNA Excellence in School Nurse Administration Award for 2019. She has been a school nurse for 24 years and is currently the Certified School Nurse for students in grades 10 thru 12 at Old Bridge High School. Audrey has been the School Nurse Coordinator for 25 nurses and 9500 students for the Old Bridge Township Public Schools since 2009. Audrey was nominated for this award by the nurses in her district. Join us at the May dinner as we honor this year's award recipients!  Learn about her many accomplishments as School Nurse Coordinator.
Take the School Health Services Survey Help us meet your students’ needs for school-based health services! Participate in the 2019 Texas School Health Services Survey. The Texas Department of State Health Services’ School Health Program is conducting the online survey May 1-Aug. 16. Your responses will help us identify unmet needs in school health services across the state. We'll use the information to develop programs and resources to address those needs.  Take the survey today
NASN is excited to share the final poster presentation schedule for NASN2019!  View or print the schedule displayed below . NASN2019 ‐ Poster Presentation Schedule Meet and network with poster presenters: Friday, June 28, 2019 ‐ 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM Additional viewing hours without poster presenters Saturday, June 29, 2019 ‐ 9:30 AM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sunday, June 30, 2019 ‐ 7:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM Friday, June 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM ‐ 2:45 PM #1 CARE 38 The Relationship Between Medication Administration Practices and Moral Dilemmas Among School Nurses Shannon Baker Powell #2 LEAD 69 School Nurse Leadership in Promoting Emergency Preparedness and Response ...
The following newsletters have been posted by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Health recognizing School Nurses in Ohio https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/OHED/bulletins/241ab88 Celebrate National School Nurse Day May 8, 2019 Director Acton of the Ohio Department of Health has penned a letter to all school superintendents to recognize ...
When Tuesday, October 23, 2018 5pm-7pm Where UDC Bertie Backus Campus / 5171 South Dakota Ave, NE, Room 206 / Washington, DC 20017 Parking: There is plenty of free parking on site. Please park in the lot off of Galloway St. (behind the building). The lot off of Hamilton St. will be closing during our meeting. Agenda: We will have a very quick business meeting to discuss the future of our affiliate followed by a guest speaker. Our speaker will be Karen Evans, R.N., J.D. (see attached bio) Ms. Evans will be speaking to us about legal issues related to delegation, charting, and social media. She has asked that we submit specific questions ahead of the meeting ...
The week of June 15-21 we host MDA Summer Camp at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA for about 100 children living with muscle disease. We have over 150 volunteers that come in on the 15th and get a full day of training before campers come on Sunday, June 16th.   We are looking for a few volunteers to help us out either that weekend of that week and I thought school nurses would be great! You guys are working with these kiddos in school a lot of times and already know their needs!   There are three options for volunteer medical staff: 2-3 hours on Saturday, June 15th to check in Counselors (med check in, vitals, etc) full-week- June 15-21 ...
From: Lauryn Honore Phone: 2252887301 Email:  louisianastate.outreach@ campkesem.org Hi LSNO! My name is Lauryn Honore and I am a current undergraduate at Louisiana State University. I, along with my Outreach Co-Coordinator Sarah Pham, are involved with Camp Kesem at LSU! I am emailing you all today to find out about the possibility of working together in order to spread the word about Camp Kesem and the amazing opportunity it can provide to all schools in LA! In addition, I wanted to reach out to you to tell you a bit about Camp Kesem and what specific values we stand upon. We are one of over 100 active Camp Kesem chapters throughout the United States ...
Happy Earth Day from the Colorado Association of School Nurses. In recognition of Earth Day, consider what we can do to ensure that NASN2019 is a Green Meeting.   A Green Meeting strives to “Leave no Trace” by eliminating or minimizing negative impact on the environment.  Improve your health and the health of Mother Earth while you’re at it!  Here are the top 10 things you can do. Most important, care for yourself-rest, exercise, eat for energy, health, and focus! It’s true, when you take care of yourself, you are better able to take care for others and this includes caring for our Mother Earth! Come to the morning exercise options and check out the ...
Hi Conference Attendees! The Colorado Association of School Nurses (CASN) is busily preparing for NASN2019 and we couldn't be more excited! We know that many of you like to take in a local baseball game when you are at the annual conference. Unfortunately, the conference is not within walking distance of the ball park this year. But we've got you covered! PRICE: $50 Includes a baseball game ticket in the NASN section and round trip charter motor coach to get you and all your friends safely and conveniently to and from Coors Field. WHO: Colorado Rockies vs LA Dodgers. Don't miss this great National League West division rivalry. WHEN: Saturday June ...

Concussions #3

Community Outreach for Concussion Managing concussions properly in the school setting is challenging.  It becomes even more challenging when there are still so many misconceptions and outdated recommendations floating around in the community.  To address the need for parent and physician education within our area, our district Brain Injury Resource Team formed a Community Outreach Work-group.  This small work-group meets monthly to discuss areas of need and formulate plans for addressing them within the community. One of the things our work-group has done is organize free 1-hour presentations on concussion that parents and other community members ...
Vaccine advocates gathered from across Ohio      Advocacy day on March 19th started with a roster of experts who provided insights on immunization hesitancy and best practices being implemented to improve Ohio's vaccination rates. After the legislative briefing, advocates fanned out across the Statehouse and Riffe Center to meet with their local legislators.       Growing Awareness Melissa Wervey Arnold, CEO of the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP-Ohio), kicked off the event by noting that Ohio's place in national rankings of childhood vaccinations has seen little improvement and there's a lot ...
Ohio is participating in the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) data Initiative. Every Student Counts is designed to encourage a robust national school health data set that will: Influence local, state, and national student health policy; Identify best practices in school health; and Better understand child health. This design will lead to policies that better support the needs of students, increase evidence-based school nursing practice, and better youth health outcomes. Data helps build bridges that connect school nursing to the rest of the health care system. This initiative provides the support and ...
CLAS stands for ‘Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services’.  If you haven’t heard of these Standards, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/clas/standards , you’ll want to stop by my e-poster session at the NASN annual conference in June to learn more about how the standards can become an effective framework used to develop a greater level of cultural competency in your school health practice. NASN collaborated with the Office of Minority Health in 2016 to create a webinar on how the CLAS Standards apply specifically to school health.  I utilized the webinar ...

Claim Your School

Background Only 39.3% of schools employ full-time school nurses, over 25% of schools do not employ a school nurse at all, and 35.3% employ a part-time nurse. Fewer than 40% of schools employ full-time school nurses.  As school nurses, you use evidence-based practice to promote individual and population-based student health, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and advance academic success.  School nurses are leaders who bridge health care and education, and collaborate to help create healthy communities. Why do schools need a school nurse? School nurses are critical as the number of students with complex ...
In the fall of 1977, the Meridian, Idaho School District hired 4 registered nurses. Soon after, the 4 of us attended the School Nurse Conference group. They were made up of School Nurses from Boise, Nampa, Moscow and Idaho Falls. This small group had been together for several years at that time, meeting once a year in the fall. In the summer of 1978, the Meridian School District sent two school nurses to Denver for an NASN conference at the University of Colorado School of Medicine campus. We were overwhelmed by the size of the group and were delighted when we announced that we were new school nurses and needed help in getting started. During the late summer ...
Congratulations to Teri Schloss who was selected as the 2019 Lillian Wald Award from the Iowa Public Health Association!!  Information about the Lillian Wald Award is below: Lillian Wald Award has been developed to honor a nurse who has provided exemplary public health nursing practice on behalf of the public in the state of Iowa.  Nominees must have demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness in developing efforts to improve the health of the public through political, legislative, professional or interdisciplinary activism.  Achievements should represent a leadership role in one or more of the following arenas: promoting social reform activities for client ...
Children are using cannabis as a medical treatment in ever greater numbers in the 33 states and territories and Washington, D.C. that have medical cannabis programs. Dr. Alan Shackelford will provide school nurses with a basic understanding of the history of cannabis as a medical treatment, insight into the research supporting its use, its dosing and forms of administration, and the potential problems and precautions surrounding its use. Register now . (Free for members

Establishing a Data Goal

A data goal can be collecting a new data point, reviewing data trends every few weeks or sharing your data appropriately with a stakeholder (i.e., principal, teacher, or school board administrator). If you haven't developed a goal there is still a few months left in the school year; start now!  Learn more .

SETT Online Relaunch!

To enhance your learning experience, NASN has revamped the School Emergency Triage Training, SETT Online course. Our interactive program allows you to complete training at your own pace, and pick up where you left off if you need to step away. NASN heard your concerns and appreciates your valuable feedback. Register now !
NASN presents a new membership minute video published on YouTube; How to Access the Employment Center on the NASN Website . This video is part of the Membership Minute YouTube Series about accessing key benefits. Watch the video and others on the YouTube Playlist to maximize your membership experience. #LatestNews
Kathy Reiner is a Colorado school nurse who champions climate justice. She is clear that the science is irrefutable and what is needed is immediate action. I learned of her passion for saving our planet through her tweets. Kathy showed me why climate change is an issue for school nurses. Follow  Kathy Reiner  on Twitter and you will learn to view the issue of climate justice through a nursing lens. One example is  Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments,  an organization I learned about through her Twitter feed. While I have always believed in recycling, minimizing waste, and limiting my carbon footprint, I never connected it to my nursing practice, ...
To guide school nurses with the type of documentation of agreement that may need to be in place before data sharing, NASN has released the third data collection educational activity: Data Agreements. This online course offers .75 CNE contact hour. Learn more or enroll in this free course today. #LatestNews
The Journal of School Nursing April 2019 article "Rates of Exposure to Victimizing Events and Use of Substances Among California’s Middle and High School Students" is the focus of the latest JOSN podcast. Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below,   listening to the author podcast and reading the full-text article . Nearly half of 5- to 17-year-olds have experienced trauma in the form of at-school victimization. Exposure to trauma increases students’ risk for mental health disorders and school failure. This study reviews at-school victimization in middle and high school students and associated health outcomes that may negatively ...
Nurses have served in Indiana schools since at least the early 1950s.The nurse in the school district accompanied the school doctor to classrooms to give immunizations in some city schools.  Rural schools were served by the county health nurse.  In the 1960s, school nurses in Indiana were hired with Title I federal money, at least one per district, meaning there were at least 290 school nurses. Many of these nurses, one per district, had a BS degree in Nursing.  Some of those school nurses attained an Indiana Student Services Educator’s License, which remains an option to this day.    The Indiana Department of Health was a liaison to school nurses hired ...
Please note the firm deadline for registration and reservation of hotel rooms at the discounted rates is March 22, 2019 .  Get more detail including a full schedule of events, registration link, and reservation information .
Victims will need to be able to show up to be moulaged by 11:00 a.m. You will need to be able to stay until 3:30 p.m. Victims should wear clothing that can be torn and stained, as the fake blood and make up stains, and some injuries will tear clothing. You may bring other clothing to change into after the drill, but keep in mind that if you do not wash the moulage off entirely after the drill, you may stain the clothes you change into, as well. You will be moulaged and have time to eat and visit with other victims while you get your instructions. The live scenarios start at 1:00 p.m. and will run for 30 minutes, repeating 4 times until 3:00 p.m. You ...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019,  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Children are using cannabis as a medical treatment reach ever greater numbers for areas, which have medical cannabis programs. Dr. Alan Shackelford will guide you through the history of cannabis as a medical treatment, insight into the research supporting its use, its dosing and forms of administration, and a basic understanding of potential problems and precautions around its use. Learn more and register here . #LatestNews
CODA_2019_Camp_Flier_2_pages.pdf Great camp opportunities!  Medical staff on site 24/7!  Camp lets kids be kids ... and learn a little about living with diabetes.  Scholarships available - no one turned away because of finances.  Please share the flyer!!
School Health / NASN Dance Party Included with your conference registration. Awards Celebration Included with your conference registration. Endowment Fund Fun Walk/Run in the Rockies Additional registration fee required. Meet the Editors Included with your conference registration. Exhibitor Passport Prize Drawing Included with your conference registration.  Various prizes donated by exhibitors.  One grand prize of a complimentary conference registration in 2020. Satchels and Purses for Nurses A silent auction fundraiser --- fabulous merchandise to browse and maybe take home! Affiliate Rally Included with your conference registration.  ...
Welcome to a new feature on the Relentless School Nurse website : "What Happened at School Today?" The idea for this view from different health offices is the result of discussions with school nurses across the country who wanted to share their practice settings. Last year, Abby Pelletier   and I shared pictures taken from our perspective health offices. I am in an urban NJ school and she is in rural NH, so the differences were quite distinct. "What Happened at School Today?" will feature pictures in and out of the office and a brief write up of a day in the life of a school nurse. It should be quite fun to hear about our school day and to view the ...
My Experience of the Importance of Continuing School Nurse Education Following my attendance at the NASN Conference last June in Baltimore, I have been asked to share some thoughts about why I feel continuing nursing education is so important. To share my ideas, I will use what I learned from the conference keynote speaker, Terri Sjodin, author of Small Message, Big Impact .  Terri shared many hints to make our message heard; among them that we must focus on the truth in our message, and that it’s important to add a flourish; something funny, serious, or heartfelt that will make our statement memorable - so here goes:   “I hold this school nurse truth ...
Please hold the following PIPSN related activity dates and times as you plan your conference schedule: General Business Meeting: June 28th, 2019  3p - 4:30 pm Location: Homestead 3-4 Participate in the PIPSN business meeting, meet fellow members and new officers, volunteer for an open committee or leadership position, and vote on pending resolutions. Open House and Pizza: June 28th, 2019 5:30p - 7pm  Location:TBA Come to our Open House after the business meeting.  This is an opportunity to meet and make connections, network and share ideas with fellow PIPSNs at a casual get together.  This is also an opportunity to meet and speak casually with ...
Does your district have a protocol or guidelines for concussion management in students?  States are required to have a plan for returning to organized physical activity after a concussion, but not many districts provide guidelines on what should be done in the time immediately following a concussion and through the recovery process.  Furthermore, there are wide variations in how some physicians treat and guide follow-up care for a concussion diagnosis, which can lead to confusing and unclear expectations for management from the school. Having a solid district protocol for concussion management can therefore help to address common challenges and provide a clearer ...
Get ready to shop....Back by popular demand, the Satchels and Purses for Nurses event will be taking place outside of the Grand Ballroom from June 28-30 at the Gaylord Rockies in Denver, CO!! NASN Affiliates will donate a satchel, purse, backpack, messenger bag, or even fanny pack and you will have an opportunity to make a bid to purchase it. We are planning for some really special, high quality bags this year!  We will close bids on Sunday, June 30th in the afternoon and the final buyers will be notified.  All proceeds will go directly to the Endowment Fund. We will also be holding a collection for the Endowment at the end of all morning general sessions. ...
To encourage school nurses with communicating the amount of care that is needed in schools, NASN has released the second data collection educational activity; Data 101: Using School Nurse Data as a Force for the Future . This online course offers 1 CNE contact hours and will provide tips on how school nurses translate the data they collect into information and knowledge.  Learn more or enroll in this free course today. #LatestNews
“What does a School Nurse actually do?” “Are you a REAL nurse?” “You have the best job, it must be SO easy.”  “What do you actually do all day?”  How many times has someone said something like this to you?  Often times our roles / responsibilities are not well understood by teachers, administrators, parents or even other nurses.  How do you explain to everyone that your responsibilities include more than putting on Band-Aids and giving out icepacks?  Before becoming a School Nurse, I had no idea what School Nursing was really like.  Nothing in my nursing education or career had prepared me for this.  Being a nurse is HARD; being a School Nurse is a different ...
Please join the Officers, Board of Director Chairs, Regional Representatives and Committee Representatives in congratulating our membership nominated 2019 School Nurse of the Year (SNOY) and School Nurse Administrator of the Year (SNAOY).  These two School Nurses are models of excellence in school nursing practice in our state.  Thank you for lending to the "School Nurse Voice" of Ohio!  A reception honoring our SNOY and SNAOY will be held Friday evening, March 8th at the 46th Annual OASN Conference in Dayton Ohio. Ohio 2019 SNOYJudy Marrinan MEd, MSA, BSN, RN, Licensed School Nurse is a School Nurse at Mad River Local Schools in Southwest Ohio.  Judy is an ...
Register for  Taking Flight: School Nurses Soaring to Improve Student Outcomes   2019 OASN 46th Annual Conference, Dayton, OH at the Marriott at the University of Dayton.   CONFERENCE REGISTRATION ENDS March1, 2019.    Click here for the  AGENDA   and to   REGISTER OASN 46th Annual Conference  Hotel :   Marriott at the University of Dayton 1414 South Patterson Boulevard Dayton, Ohio 45409 USA, Call to book your room: 1-937-223-1000 and mention "OASN Conference" Sign up  for the 2019 Endowment Event:   “A Flight Back in Time” on March 9th from 6:30 P.M.- 9:30 P.M at the Carillon Brewing Company’s, Bier Hall, located in Dayton’s ...
The Nebraska School Nurses Association (NSNA) was formed in 1973, initially as an affiliate of the Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA). We became affiliated with NASN in the same year and have been affiliated ever since. Today we have 150 members and celebrated our 45th anniversary last year! .It was our honor to have Nina Fekaris at our celebration. While Nebraska was not involved in the creation of NASN, we are proud of the fact that in 1981, one of our members, Helen Weber, RN was the Chair of the Professional Standards Guidelines Committee and authored a booklet for NASN called “Guidelines for a Model School Nurse Services Program.” Mrs. Weber is ...
Preceptorship is an opportunity that must not be underestimated.  As a nurse, one of our professional obligations is shepherding the next generation of nurses through their clinical training. It is an opportunity to model the heights of our profession, but it often dissolves into a much different experience for the students. As a school nurse and clinical faculty at Rutgers University-Camden, I have a great appreciation for preceptors and the importance of the student experience. This month, I have had the privilege of precepting a senior undergraduate nursing student who is completing her community health rotation in my school health office. It is an ...
The following announcement is posted on behalf of Lorraine Borek, MSN,MEd, RN, CSN-NJ President NJSSNA ******************************************************************************************************************************* NJSSNA is asking for your help. N.J. Legislative Bills A-4799 & S-3315 “Administration of Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate in Public Schools for a student with Adrenal Insufficiency” is scheduled to be voted on this Thursday, February 21, 2019. NJSSNA does not support the self-administration of this medication due to the complexity of the management of the adrenal crisis and the administration process while a student is experiencing ...
NASN's Consortium of School Nurse Educators special interest group is now accepting nominations!   Learn more . #LatestNews