Blogs and Announcements

Dear Louisiana School Nurses, DHH has announced the first case of the COVID-19 Variant in Louisiana. Please continue to practice and encourage others to social distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands ...
Research shows that students with intellectual/developmental disabilities are five times more likely to be sexually molested or assaulted, are less likely to understand or report the incident, and are ...
Nurse ‐ to ‐ nurse bullying is a problem and it is destructive, pervasive, and has no place in a profession dedicated to caring. While there is no magic wand to completely prevent or end bullying, there ...
More than 2.6 million grandparents are raising almost 6 million grandchildren in the United States. School nurses are in a unique position to work with families to support health and well ‐ being and ...
The call to action to “ Stop the Bullying ” epidemic has been primarily focused on STUDENT school ‐ wide programs. But ... what do we do when the bully is another faculty member, supervisor, a fellow ...
NASN’s Back-to-School Toolkit has been updated to include new resources specific to COVID-19.  New resources such as flowchart for prioritizing school nursing activities and a 2020-21 school year suggested ...
Smoking has a lot to do with the mind. You could have started due to peer pressure and then continued because it helped enormously with that pressure. Or, it may have just been because you needed companionship, ...
When we talk about flu we must have in mind strong immunity and immune system. Many is asking does supplements as vitamins from organic background can help in fight with flu. Many doctors are ...
Our experiences with this pandemic have made abundantly clear what school nurses have known for a long time. We need full time nursing representation at the policy making level in our state’s education ...
Emergency or rescue medications are an important life-saving tool in the school nurse’s office. NASN’s new toolkit supports school nurses in implementing evidence-based practice for emergency medication ...
As with so many things in the time of COVID, Spring Conference is a work in progress, and we would like input before finalizing the planning. We have determined that the   2021 OSNA Spring Conference ...
COVID-19 Resources from NASN For Immediate Release December 14, 2020 Contact: Jennifer McNally National Association of School Nurses jmcnally@nasn.org/703-863-2991 news release printable version ...
Join Editor Martha Dewey Bergren as she interviews authors Robin Shannon and Angela McPhillips about their article, “A Model for Developing Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for School Nursing.” ...
The OSNA Legislative Committee has been busy this fall preparing for the 2021 Oregon State Legislative session.  We are excited to have more members joining us in this very important work. Senator  ...
Infertility refers to an inability to conceive. If you have been trying to get pregnant for a year without success, or six months if you are 35 or older, you are likely to be diagnosed with infertility. ...
Whether you have a permanent seat at the proverbial table, or you have to pull up a folding chair, your voice must be heard. However, it is not just about having a seat at the table that matters, it is ...
Comments to the December 1, 2020 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Emergency Meeting, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. View these comments . #Advocac
NASN submitted a document to the Biden/Harris transition team asking for school nurses in schools.   View this document . #Advoca
Every day, the world seems more overwhelming and increasingly stressful. Stress happens whether you want it to or not. This session provides immediate implementable strategies and tools to help you regain ...
DHHEOC@la.gov 10:18 AM (19 minutes ago) to 12/07/2020 10:02:41 AM ...
When a child with food allergies attends school there are multiple considerations for their safety: -Should they sit at a table designated for students with food allergies?  What if this is not with ...
One of the best ways to ensure manageable healthcare costs is to pick the right health insurance. After all, each insurance plan has certain benefits that you can miss out on if you don’t look at the ...
The cost of insurance seems to be going up, along with the price of everything else, making it even harder for individuals and families to afford decent healthcare.  It’s worse if you’re not eligible ...
This toolkit contains fact sheets, sample forms, sample resources and other resources.  It supports the school nurse role in leading care coordination for students with chronic health conditions.  There ...
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Vickie Beckwith and Jennifer Beckwith about the article, " The Role of the School Nurse in Increasing Instructional Time Using Multi-Tiered ...
The delegation of nursing tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel is a complicated and challenging process for school nurses. Learn how delegation of nursing tasks in the school setting can serve to help ...
Hi All, Just a quick reminder that we have a Power Hour on Thursday afternoon. Everyone is welcome! We can spend some of the time during the hour answering technical questions in preparation for the conference ...
Poor lighting is frequently cited as a common interior design mistake. It’s annoying in any room you’re in, but it can become especially problematic in an office setting, where you’re trying to focus ...
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Vickie Beckwith and Jennifer Beckwith about the article, " The Role of the School Nurse in Increasing Instructional Time Using Multi-Tiered ...
Experience mini bursts of learning from a variety of dynamic speakers on how they are incorporating the Framework in their practice. Hear how they have used the practice model to address the current COVID‐19 ...
With the rising awareness of the importance of social emotional learning and research supporting the effectiveness of proactive skill building and mindfulness techniques, understanding the school nurse ...
Every single person will face some difficulties in life. Some are just a normal part of being alive and are common to most of us. It would be hard to find someone who hasn’t experienced heartbreak or ...
Chronic absenteeism has been elevated in importance since 36 states have identified it as part of their state Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans. This provides a window of opportunity for school nurses ...
Chronic absenteeism is defined as a student having missed more than 10% of a school year, or more than two days per month, and students who are chronically absent are at risk for academic failure and dropout. ...
This detailed document has considerations for vision screening from the National Center for Children’s Vison and Eye Health. It includes reviews from other national organizations, including NASN, who ...
DHHEOC@la.gov 9:00 AM (2 hours ago) to 10/28/2020 08:56:27 AM ...
NASN showcased the collaboration between NASN, Healthier Generation, and SHAPE America at the American School Health Association’s 94th Annual Conference on September 30, 2020. Resources resulting from ...
Get to know the candidates who have stepped forward to lead NASN.  All candidates have completed the nominating committee process.  In the upcoming election, NASN members will select a president-elect, ...
Julia Muennich Cowell, editor of The Journal of School Nursing, and author J. Mac McCullough discuss the article, "Association of Presence of a School Nurse With Increased Sixth-Grade Immunization Rates ...
CASN is excited to announce that registration is open for the CAN 2020 Virtual Fall Conference.  There will be live and recorded sessions.  Please visit the conference web page for more information ...
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN) have released Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis in School during COVID-19.  This document contains ...
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Almost all tobacco product use begins during youth and young adulthood. This course focuses on sharing data trends ...
OSNA has heard your requests for exploring tools to support your role in public health in the school setting during a pandemic... without focusing the entire Fall Conference on COVID. Participants in ...
Thank you for all that you are doing! Here are two quick reminders and one open invitation. NEWER NURSES: REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON. ​Statewide School Nurse Orientation is coming up next Wednesday, October ...
NASN is currently accepting research grant applications . The deadline is October 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. E
The Center to Champion Nursing in America is a national initiative of the AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which coordinates the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action ...
Colorado School Nurses, The 2020-2021 School Year has begun for many of us. For others, the beginning of your in-person school year is approaching. To say that these are unprecedented times is an ...
Dr. Julia Muennich Cowell, PhD, RN, FNASN, FAAN, JOSN Executive Editor has stepped down from that role. For 11 years, Dr. Cowell led the manuscript and issues management, selection and leadership of the ...
Over the past four years, with CDC funding, NASN has focused on the role of the school nurse role in removing barriers to improve readiness to learn, classroom participation, and academic performance ...
To enjoy life to the fullest, we must have good health. Good health is paramount in our day to day activities. Nobody enjoys being in the hospital. As the saying goes, prevention is better than a cure. ...
Click the link for CEU Opportunities - Northeastern University Online Programs There are some Free programming as well as paid programming (from $15-$40).  They have 6 COVID related programs, Anti-Racism ...
The OHA/ODE Communicable Disease Guidance for Schools has been updated to align with current recommendations. This is the broad guidance for all communicable disease (not just COVID-19). It is posted ...
Hello Delaware School Nurses! Your Delaware School Nurse Association Executive Board would like to welcome the 20-21 school year!  This school year may look different, but our goal and mission are the ...
NASN members seeking financial support to participate in an advocacy education program may apply for this scholarship now through Oct. 15, 2020.
NASN has developed a series of videos to provide fundamental education for the school community. Students, families, and school staff will all benefit from the videos on hand washing, face coverings, ...
The House Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee held a hearing July 23, 2020 on safely reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. A recording of the hearing can be ...
Associated with    Oregon School Nurses Association School nurses need time to connect and re-energize. This informal gathering promises to relax and rejuvenate your school ...
Hi All, The day-to-day rhythm of each district is so different with some being in comprehensive distance learning and others in-person, the OSNA Board does not want to make any assumptions about what ...
The Skills-Based Approach to Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Schools is an interactive program geared toward helping school nurses apply the NASN Framework for 21st Century School Nursing ...
NASN members pursuing a post baccalaureate certification or graduate degree may apply for this scholarship now through October 15, 2020 . SCHOLARSHI