Blogs and Announcements

Do you need some resources to help you justify your attendance to NASN's Annual Conference? The Virtual NASN2021 Justification Toolkit will help you request support to attend the event. We look forward ...
DHHEOC@la.gov Apr 15, 2021, 3:33 PM (16 hours ago) to 04/15/2021 03:31:17 PM Message Urgency:  HIGH ...
NASN has released registration options and rates . For those submitting a purchase order, NASN has also released a printable registration form. Purchase orders and forms may be submitted to NASN at membership@nasn.org ...
Dr. Kate King received her BSN from the University of Akron (1982); her MS-Major in Nursing from The Ohio State University (1990); and her DNP from Otterbein University (2019). Her educational and professional ...
Let’s have fun bringing attention to the need for school nurse data by posting data-themed photos on Instagram! Funders who support NASN want to see school nurse data. Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating ...
This will not be a repeat of last year’s virtual conference! In keeping with NASN’s customer and member-focused content delivery approach, Virtual NASN2021 will offer: Virtual Braindates ...
Greetings, I am so proud to post this exciting news about one of our former school nurses, Danielle Guillory. Associate Professor Guillory will serve on the National Association of School Nurses Diversity ...
The 2021 Spring OSNA conference is just around the corner.  Visit our event website to register!! This conference is a unique opportunity for learning which is critical to advancing our school nursing ...
Decent healthcare is a cause of stress and concern for many. It’s pretty much a case of hefty monthly premiums or going without any health cover at all. On the other hand, health care sharing can save ...

OSNA Updates

Greetings nurse colleagues, What a whirlwind this school year has been so far for all of us as we work to keep our school populations informed and healthy in the midst of a global pandemic with frequently ...
SWOSNA is hosting SETT on Saturday, April 24th.  Registration is open through midnight this Friday, April 9th.  Register HERE Presenter: Deborah L. Strouse, MEd, MSN, CNP, NCSN, ...
In this 2-part series of NASN School Nurse Chat, NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck is joined by youth leader Alyssa Williams, researcher Dr. Karen Wilson, physician Dr. Jose Torradas & NASN Nursing ...
Announcing our School Nurse of the Year for this school year is Joyce McKinney from Brownstown Central Community School Corporation!  Read all about Joyce in the article from her local newspaper in the ...
Can I Send My Student to School : Designed for school nurses to share with parents, this interactive tool, based on CDC COVID-19 guidance, will guide parents through assessing when their child should stay ...
NASN has released its 2019-2020 Annual Report, which includes key information on how school nurses and NASN are leading the way, from the number of students school nurses cared for to the influence of ...
From:  Sara Franklin, Epilepsy Foundation Executive Director of Community Engagement             Gary Seritt, Intern with The Epilepsy Foundation     We wanted to reach out and let you ...
The American Nurses Association (ANA) and 19 nursing and healthcare organizations are joining together to announce a new vaccine education campaign: COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses . Critical, current, ...
We are thrilled to offer OSNA Spring Conference: Living Into the Framework on April 16th! Pre-conference opportunities, live and pre-recorded, will be available on April 15th, as well. This year, our ...
DHHEOC@la.gov 10:07 AM (16 minutes ago) to 03/17/2021 10:01:34 AM Message Urgency:  ...
NASN is conducting a needs assessment to better understand a few current practices related to chronic conditions, particularly seizures. We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to answer a few questions ...
The health and safety of 1.8 million Ohio school children will be directly impacted by the legislative attacks against Ohio School Nurses in OH HB 6 (134th General Assembly of the Ohio Legislature), that ...
The online ballot is open now through April 15, 2021 (11:59 PM Eastern). Cast your ballot .

SYMJEPI

Fellow School Nurse I want to give you a heads up about  SYMJEPI   this is a pre-filled Epinephrine syringe, not an autoinjector. We had a family turn in one early this week, it was what ...
NASN’s COVID-19 Reference (the evolution of our original COVID-19 Resource page) is now live. This reference site contains condensed information and evidence-based references and resources designed to ...
03/09/2021 11:45:38 AM Message Urgency:  HIGH   This message is being sent via the Louisiana Department of Health Emergency Operations Center (LDH EOC) Louisiana Health Alert Network (LA HAN). ...
NASN’s Digital Poster hall features a wide variety of topics ranging from creating a school nurse lending library to supporting substitute school nurses, immunization compliance for children of ESL families ...
The pandemic has seen many businesses suffering and a number having to close their doors. However, others have seen increased demand due to the great shifts in consumer behavior. Surviving during Covid-19 ...
Zero-tolerance school disciplinary policies have contributed to the proliferation of exclusionary practices, which increase the risk that minority students will be harmed by the school-to-prison pipeline ...
The National Association of School Nurses and American Academy of Pediatrics wrote to Congressional leaders asking them to recognize that school nurses are central for reopening schools during a pandemic. ...
NASN's new resource, Interim Guidance: Role of the School Nurse in COVID-19 Testing in Schools , is designed to help in that determination.  View this document .
CDC recently released toolkits for school personnel to use to consider and implement COVID-19 mitigation strategies in their K-12 schools. This course summarizes current COVID-19 data and statistics , ...
Let's Transform Student Health at NASN2021 We are very excited about getting together for NASN2021 , the National Association of School Nurses' annual event that brings together school nurses and others ...
NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews author Eileen Moss about the article, "Enhancing Your Virtual Footprint: The School Nurse’s Professional Health Office Website."  The school nurse ...
NASN and SAGE have teamed up to provide NASN members with access to school health and child health articles from a selection of journals published by SAGE. Articles will be available for six months and ...
We encourage students to be physically active, but often forget to encourage students with special needs to get involved with physical activity. They need it for their emotional health, feelings of belonging ...
DHHEOC@la.gov 3:10 PM (5 minutes ago) to 02/18/2021 03:00:52 PM Message Urgency:  ...
2021 NASN Election: Meet the Candidates Candidates listed here have completed the Nominating Committee process and are running for office. Ballots can be cast online beginning March 15, 2021. Online ...
It is with a heavy heart that OASN announces the passing of former OASN Executive Director, Renee Besecker. Please read the kind tribute from Past President of OASN Deborah L. Strouse. CLICK HERE
The virtual conference is scheduled for March 6, 2021 - 9am-3:15pm. Learn more or register today !
Save the Dates for Virtual NASN2021: June 21-25, 2021 We are very excited about getting together for NASN2021, and are ready to gather, to celebrate ...
While school‐sponsored field trips are designed to enhance the educational experience of students, they require planning and special considerations, especially related to the health needs of students. ...
​Protecting children and adults in schools is an important public health and safety measure. The American Heart Association led a national collaboration of key stakeholders to develop a policy statement ...
A school nurse’s job is to take care of their students. But before they can protect others, they need to make sure they’re protected from anything that can keep them from doing their job.  Accidents ...
The pandemic shows the strong needs that we need more school nurses. From the news stories, we could easily see how urgent the needs are. NASN has initiated a campaign Claim Your School to help us identify ...
The sooner a student with cancer returns to school, or continues their learning outside school until they can return, the better his or her chance of academic and social success. It is imperative that ...
Hi All, On Wednesday, please join us for OSNA Special Topics Cafe. This informal gathering will be more structured than typical Power Hour. The discussion is timed after the RSSL guidance update (1/19/2021) ...
NASN has a new School Nurse Chat that focuses on supporting grieving students. One out of 20 children will lose one or both parents before the age of 15. Listen to a powerful message and add resources ...
Leaving the dogs alone in the home for long hours is not always advisable, making them feel incredibly lonely. Keeping them safe in the house from getting into danger is another important matter of concern.  ...
Danatech was developed to support the technology access and assessment needs of healthcare professionals who care for patients living with diabetes and other chronic conditions. NASN members get complimentary ...
Greetings, nurses. Since the 1/19 RSSL updates were posted, many people have noted the language about onsite COVID testing in schools. Here is a link to the current OHA guidelines for onsite COVID testing ...
To improve student health and academic outcomes, school nurses must recognize their leadership potential in the provision of health services at the school/district level, their role in supporting school ...
Nurses are role models, educators, and advocates, and can influence the health of patients, families, and communities. However, the overall health of American nurses can often be worse than that of the ...
Register now for the 2021 Virtual Vaping Summit to be hosted by Enrich MS on February 4, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
DHHEOC@la.gov 01/19/2021 10:17:07 AM Message Urgency:  HIGH   This is a message from the Louisiana Department of Health Emergency Operations ...
Grief and trauma following a death is destabilizing for children and, when left unaddressed, can result in problems including increased anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress reactions, aggression, ...
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 to ...