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20 February 2018 Dear LSNO Members: As my term of President is close to the end, I would like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve LSNO and its members, as well as the tremendous support I have received.  It has truly been an honor to serve and represent LSNO. A funny thing happened when I arrived at the 2014 LSNO conference…I was planning on running for a different office, but when I arrived, I was asked to run for President-Elect.  Surprise!!!  My term as President-Elect was extremely short (4 months) as the President at that time accepted a nursing position outside of school health.  Per our LSNO bylaws, the President-Elect succeeds ...
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Want to know when it's most appropriate for a student to return to school after recovering from the flu? Want to know what to share with families? Educate your school community and share this How to Guide with your students and families. #NICE
School nurses are the frontline of health education and prevention in the school setting. Educate families about the importance of safe traveling habits and tips to prevent spreading or exposure to the Flu virus . In the event that someone at your school was exposed or is displaying symptoms of the Flu, you will want to be prepared. Check out the CDC's recommendation for next steps for individuals with Flu symptoms . #NIC
Learn how to clean schools impacted by flu. Check out the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Share tips with your Custodial and School Administrative Services. #NICE
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Like every one of you, I was saddened and stunned by the mass shooting that took place at a Florida high school yesterday afternoon. Seventeen were murdered and many more injured. The trauma experienced by all who were there is unimaginable.  My heart is heavy. I cried over these news reports, as I am sure you have. I consoled colleagues, hugged students, staff and family members. Although Pasco is a county far north of Broward, the impact is still felt here. We sent our crisis team members out to all secondary campuses, we increased police presence, and we cancelled all drills. During times like these, the mental health supports that can be provided by ...
I began this post with thoughts of how February is heart month in many ways. We wore red on February 2 nd , to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and then on Valentine’s Day we send our spouses, partners and friends, hearts and flowers to remind them that we love them. Yesterday, a second grade student brought me a tiny card with a picture of a cat on it and wished me a Happy Valentine’s Day. I was touched by the gesture and gratified by the expression of unconditional love from a stable, happy child. It was particularly significant for me because I had just met with the school psychologist to discuss another student from a very dysfunctional and loveless ...
This is a post that I really wish I did not have to write...but I am called to action based on the events of, February 14, 2018, and every day that preceded this horrific event that has impacted my family and so many others.  On September 6, 1949, a 12-year-old boy hid in a closet as his entire family; mother, father, and grandmother were murdered, along with 10 other people by a deranged neighbor with a semi-automatic weapon.  He survived what was then the worst mass murder in history, a total of 13 people killed in a shooting spree on a small block in Camden, New Jersey.  That boy was my father, and while he physically survived the killings, his mind and ...
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 - 8am to 3:30pm Radisson Cromwell 100 Berlin Road Cromwell, CT DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION #ASNCNew
Share Nurses Impact Across the State Wednesday March 14, 2018 10am -2:00 pm Download Flyer #ASNCNew
Pearls of Wisdom: Celebrating 30 years of cultivating school nursing practice Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6 th Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 Registration will be available in late February at  www.neusha.org #ProfessionalDevelopment #ASNCNe
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors for the 45th Annual State Conference of the Ohio Association of School Nurses! Looking forward to March 9-11th at the Marriott University of Dayton "Taking Flight: School Nurses Navigating Student Health & Academic Success." SPONSORS  Paramount Advantage School Nurse Supply UnitedHealthcare Community Plan EXHIBITORS AED Brands AED Superstore American Dairy Association Mideast American Heart Association Ashland University Buckeye Health Plan CareSource Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton Dayton Children's Hospital Diabetes Youth Services Epilepsy Foundation Grand ...
There seems to be a misguided theme popping up in recent articles about School Based Health Centers (SBHC) and the collaboration with school nurses. The theme is that prior to the introduction of SBHCs, school nurses were relegated to providing basic care for run-of-the-mill conditions.  Does this fall into the category of “fake news” or is there a lack of understanding of the scope and practice of what school nurses provide to a school community? The most recent article that has been widely shared is about a wonderful SBHC in a Baltimore, Maryland KIPP charter school.  The article was school nurse focused, which was refreshing and most welcome. The school ...
I would like to challenge every school nurse to step up to this year's President's Challenge $50 for 50 Years of NASN! Contributing $1 for every year NASN has been serving the needs of students and school nurses. Monies raised will provide the needed financial boost to conduct research; research that will provide evidence showing the positive impact of school nurses on student outcomes. ALL of your President's Challenge monies goes into the NASN Endowment Fund, which is used to support research and NASN special projects. This research will move school nursing forward. The stories you tell about how you helped a child get the glasses they need to see and ...
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All participants planning to attend the run/walk must complete the enrollment form and "sign" the waiver. ENROLL AND SIGN THE WAIVER . ______________________________________
                                                                                                                                          Meet Lori Willingham, MEd, RN   In my wanderings through the Twittersphere, I have been fortunate to meet amazing school nurses doing extraordinary work across this country. This week, I want to shine a Relentless School Nurse spotlight on Lori Willingham, MEd, RN, a high school nurse from a suburb outside of Philadelphia, PA.  Lori tweeted about a program she presented at her school’s Parent Council to explain her role and the services she provides to the school and the community. I saw her tweet and was very intrigued ...
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SchoolNurseNet discussion lists are one component of an online community for school nursing professionals that fosters trust and diversity; where community members can grow in professional confidence and ability through sharing knowledge, information, and feedback with each other. Here are some details about SchoolNurseNet discussion lists to help you get the most out of them. What if you aren't receiving mail from the discussion list? Go to your profile on the website to be sure NASN has the correct email address on file . Update the email address if needed. NOTE: If you do not know your website login, you can request a login reminder email ...
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NASN is a national partner in the initiative Expanding Partnerships and Disseminating HIV Prevention Materials to Reduce HIV and other STDs among Adolescents through National Non-Governmental Organizations (PS16-1603). The initiative is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health’s (DASH). It was created to increase education of key stakeholders on CDC-developed approaches to school-based programs for creating healthier adolescents (10-19 years old) by reducing HIV and STD infection.  The initiative's February 2018 newsletter features the article 6 Things Parents Can Do to Create a Healthy Parent/Child ...
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I came across an article this week that caught my attention about a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) that had opened in two schools in Jacksonville, FL.  While I am a proponent of community-based healthcare and do believe in the importance of SBHCs, I was taken back by the depiction of school nurses by the staff of the SBHC. Here are some examples: “We looked at the children who came to Wolfson’s emergency room and had no primary care,” he said. “We’re not talking about the school nurse down the hall. We’re trying to create a clinic where parents can bring their child.” - Hugh Greene, President of Baptist Health “Regular school nurses provide limited ...
As part of the new Continuing Resolution that will keep the government funded, CHIP was extended for six years. Get more information about CHIP outlined in NASN's Legislative Priorities . #LatestNew
Legal Resource for School Health Services is a reference for school nurses, their administrators, school boards, and consulting attorneys to identify legal topics, develop policies and procedures, and implement strategies for safe student care.  School Nurse Resource Manual 9th Ed. A Guide to Practice: Evidence-based policies and procedures for safe student care is a quick reference for school nurses their administrators, and consulting physicians to develop policies and procedures for safe student care.  #LatestN
NASN is excited to offer, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), discounts on select titles in the ShopAAP online store. NASN members will use a special code at checkout to receive a 15% discount. Select ShopAAP to view or print the list of titles and discount code . ( NASN member login will be needed .) #LatestNew