Blogs and Announcements

Vaping is impacting the nation’s youth at alarming rates. According to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey, 19.6% of high school students and 4.7% of middle school students reported using e-cigarettes. ...
Hi All, First, thank you to several senior health advisors and COVID Response and Recovery Unit members from OHA for participating in a meeting with the School Nurse Advisory Group yestersay, during ...
Join other school nurses for two discussions. From 3:30-4:15 we will discuss/share information about the "test to stay" program (the School Nure Advisory Group will have an opportunity to talk with state ...
DSHS One-pager resource list for November 2021 .  This new design allows the one-pager to include even MORE links to all sorts of resources. The links have been broken up into separate categories to help ...

Stress Management

Stress and Anxiety Quiz The following quiz is courtesy of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley.  NOTE: To complete the quiz, you do NOT have to log in or ...
The NASN Lunch and Learn Series has additional courses.  What makes the courses in the series different from others in the NASN Learning Center?  There is an option to post questions to speakers ...
School-located vaccine clinics (SLVs) are a strategy to improve the health of students. Here are some resources from NASN and NASN's partners. NASN Position Statement: School-located Vaccination ...
Review a summary of the priorities below or get more detail on the legislative priorities .  NASN urges immediate passage of the Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere (Nurse) Act , which ...
Some nurse licenses are coming due for renewal. Renew at the LSBN Nurse Portal. https://lsbn.boardsofnursing.org/lsbn Is your school nurse ancillary certificate due to be renewed? Renew at the Teach ...
La Governor extends suspension of vision and hearing testing through December 22, 2021. 'School districts are instructed to continue such tests as much as possible, prioritizing students who have not been ...
La Governor Gives Updated Mask Guidance through December 22 with recommendations for K-12 students https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/Proclamations/2021/219JBE2021StateofEmergency.pdf
NASN partnered with the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology to create resources for school nurses and school administrators. Back to School Safely During COVID-19: Tips ...
Hi All, I am excited to report that we are able to offer more nursing continuing professional development (contact hours) than ever before at a the OSNA Fall Conference, Health Promotion- Maximizing ...
For Immediate Release November 3, 2021 National Association of School Nurses Contact: Carol Walsh cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES SUPPORTS PEDIATRIC ...
Hi All, In preparation for our listening session at Special Topics Cafe on 11/3/2021 with ODE/OHA about winter sports and COVID-19 processes and experiences around athletics in general, we need school ...
Susan Kramer, Licensed School Nurse, was awarded the Staff Above & Beyond Award at Laurel School's 2020-2021 Staff Awards. Congratulations Susan!
OSNA offers two types of scholarships, the Dee Bauer and the Annual Leadership Scholarships; each has its own application process and contingencies. Both are meant to reduce barriers to school nursing ...
Nurses have expressed challenges and successes around working with athletic directors and coaches with respect to COVID-19 transmission, isolation, and quarantine. At Power Hour last week, the concensus ...

Thank you, school nurses

A message from NASN President, Linda Mendonca.
School Nurse-Led Case Management (SNLCM) – Application of the Nursing Process Co-presented by NASN’s past president, Beth Mattey, school nurses will refresh their perspective about how the application ...
Hi Everyone, Power Hour is a time to connect and re-energize. This informal gathering promises to relax and rejuvenate your school nurse spirit!  Hope to see many of you! You are invited to a Power ...
Become familiar with the candidates stepping forward to lead NASN . All candidates have completed the nominating committee process. In the upcoming election, NASN members will select a vice ...
This fall, NASN is releasing a new online program or course every week in, what we are calling, the Lunch and Learn Series .  What makes the programs in this series different from the other courses ...
VSP® Eyes of Hope® is looking for stories about how you’ve leveraged Sight for Students® gift certificates to care for the visual health and overall wellbeing of your students. If you have a story ...
Deadline extended from October 15th to October 25th NASN members are invited to apply for one of three NASN scholarships.  The deadline is October 25, 2021. Endowment Education Scholarship Purpose: ...
For Immediate Release October 14, 2021 Contact:  Carol Walsh National Association of School Nurses cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version Two in Three Parents of Children Ages ...
OSNA is excited to announce that REGISTRATION for Fall Conference, HEALTH PROMOTION: MAXIMIZING THE SCOOL NURSE ROLE, is open! The virtual conference will take place on 11/12/2021, and the agenda for ...
There are several COVID-19 testing programs available for school districts. Members of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit from OHA will join nurses at the Special Topics Cafe on Wednesday afternoon ...
The Journal of School Nuring Editor, Martha Bergren, interviews author Ellen McCabe to discuss their article, " Factors Associated With School Nurses’ Self-Efficacy in Provision of Asthma Care and Performance ...
2021 Fall Conference: Colorado School Nurses Champions for Student Health! Are you a new nurse interested in cutting edge school nurse practice and connecting with other school nurses? Are you an experience ...
Social isolation and school closures have added a lot of stressors to children’s lives. You can help them cope and keep them S.A.F.E. through SUPPORT, ACTION, FACTS, and ENGAGEMENT. A 2-page resource, ...
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews author Catherine F. Yonkaitis, Karen J. Madura and Linda Jeno Vollinger about the article, "School Nursing Associations: Restructuring for Contemporary ...
As two mothers who each lost our young, healthy daughters too soon to meningitis B, we know full well the consequences of this now vaccine-preventable disease. Kim (Coffey), a high school senior, died ...
For Immediate Release: September 24, 2021 Carol Walsh cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version NASN Urges Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee to Include NURSE ...
National School Nurse and Immunization Associations Detail Opportunities for Increasing Adolescent COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination in New Reports Newly released AIM and NASN reports offer actionable measures ...
Unified with One Voice. One Dues for One Membership to OASN, NASN, and your Region.  One dues payment will: offer free CE, conference discounts & VSP coupons provide access ...
For Immediate Release                                                                    September 16, 2021 Contact:  Carol Walsh cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version NATIONAL ...
NASN recently launched an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on medication administration.  It provides school nurses with a uniform practice guideline for the administration of medication in schools.  ...
It is NASN's position that prevention, early identification, and intercession on behalf of the child/youth beset by human trafficking are essential to the student’s psychological and physical well-being, ...
It is NASN's position that student behavioral health and wellness must be prioritized for students to successfully access and engage in educational opportunities. It is imperative that school systems respond ...
Data collection looks different due to the COVID-19 pandemic compared to other years. Check out NASN’s Data Collection resources and advice on collecting data to help tell your data story .
The Journal of School Nuring Editor, Martha Bergren, interviews author Christine A. Feeley to discuss their article, "Sleep in Parental Caregivers and Children With Type 1 Diabetes." Learn more about ...
A recording of this town hall hosted on July 20, 2021 and presented by NASN and CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) can be found in the NASN Learning Center. The town hall features ...
Good Morning School Nurses! OSNA is continuing  Power Hours  and  Special Topics Cafe 's again this year. Power Hour , held on the afternoon of the  3rd Thursday of each month , is an open-ended, ...
For Immediate Release August 25, 2021 Contact:  Carol Walsh National Association of School Nurses cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version CDC Epilepsy Program Awards $1.5m to the National ...
For Immediate Release August 27, 2021 Contact: Carol Walsh National Association of School Nurses cwalsh@nans.org news release printable version National Association of School Nurses Urges All ...
NASN is grateful to VSP Global® for Sight for Students®, an Eyes of Hope® gift certificate program. This program provides gift certificates for a no-cost eye exam and, if prescribed, new glasses that NASN ...
As a black child psychiatrist, I’m often asked about the mental health of black students and/or students of color. My first response? The lived experiences and racial identities of students of color - ...
At its core, school nurse-led case management (SNLCM) involves the highest form of application of the nursing process. While the focus is on students with chronic health conditions, SNLCM can also be applied ...
See the link for this important interview:  Indiana school nurses want parents to understand their daily challenges (fox59.com)
Register now for the IASN conference to be held this November 17th and 18th at the Embassy Suites Noblesville Indiana!  "The Relentless School Nurse" and national known School Nurse, Robin Cogan will be ...
Be the priority for your own emotional well-being. Remember a dysregulated adult cannot help a dysregulated child!✅  I took my own advice and followed my “Be” plan by making my emotional well-being ...
Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving School’s playbook: “ Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping students, staff, and families safe and healthy ” aims to equip school and district leaders with specific, ...
NASN released an infographic that illustrates the results from NASN’s quick poll of more than 1,750 school nurses from across the country. The infographic highlights school nurses key responsibilities ...
I hope many of you were able to view " Brothers," a film directed by Mike Norton, my son and Reginald Groff, a professional filmmaker.  It was my honor to share my story with you at NASN2021 and to share ...
Good morning Louisiana School Nurses, Please see the attachment for updated information about mask-wearing from Governor John Bel Edwards. HAN_21-55_Attachment_Temporary_Statewide_Mask_Mandate_Guid ...
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews author Bill Marrapese and Jenny M. Gormley about the article, "Reimagining School Nursing: Lessons Learned From a Virtual School Nurse." Learn ...
For Immediate Release July 21, 2021 Contact:  Carol Walsh National Association of School Nurses cwalsh@nasn.org news release printable version National Association of School Nurses Statement on ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 07/13/21 Media Contact:  Quentina.Timoll@LA.GOV ...
Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Bridget Houlahan to discuss their article, "The Promotion of Early School Nurses in Virginia: Learning From Our History ...