Position Statements

NASN Position Statements are documents stating the position or stance of NASN regarding a child health, school health, or school nursing issue which includes historical, political, financial, social, ethical, and/or scientific aspects of the issue.

Absenteeism, Addressing Chronic (Revised June 2023)

The Behavioral Health and Wellness of Students (Revised June 2021)

Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools, Prevention and Intervention of (Revised June 2023)

Child Maltreatment, Prevention and Management of (Revised June 2023)

Complementary and Integrative Therapies (Adopted June 2022)

Comprehensive Health Education in Schools (Adopted January 2022)

Concussions: School-Based Management (Revised January 2021)

Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (Orders) in School (Revised June 2023)

Education, Licensure, and Certification of School Nurses (Revised January 2021)

Electronic Health Records: An Essential School Nursing Tool for Supporting Student Health (Revised January 2024)

Emergency Preparedness (Revised June 2019 )

Environmental Health (Revised January 2021)

Equitable Reimbursement for School Nursing Services (Revised January 2023)

Head Lice Management in Schools (Revised June 2020)

Healthy Communities (Revised January 2023)

Human Trafficking (Adopted June 2021)

IDEIA and Section 504 Teams - The School Nurse as an Essential Team Member (Revised January 2023)

Immunizations (Revised January 2020)

Individualized Healthcare Plans to Support School Health Services, Use of (Revised January 2020)

LGBTQ Students (Revised January 2021)

Naloxone in the School Setting (Revised June 2020)

Recess, Supporting Scheduled (Revised January 2024)

Restraint and Seclusion in the School Setting, Use of (Revised January 2021)

Safe, Supportive, Equitable Schools (Adopted January 2023)

School Health Services Team: Supporting Student Outcomes (Adopted January 2020)

School-located Vaccination (Revised January 2022)

School Nurse Workload: Staffing for Safe Care (Revised June 2020)

School-sponsored Before, After, and Extended School Year/Out of School Time Programs (Revised June 2023)

School-sponsored Trips - Equitably Addressing Student Health Needs (Revised January 2024)

Service Animals in Schools (Revised June 2019)

Student Access to School Nursing Services (Adopted January 2022)

Supervision and Evaluation of the School Nurse (Revised June 2023)

Telehealth: Equitable Student Access to Health Services (Revised June 2022)

Transition Planning for Students with Healthcare Needs (Revised January 2024)

NASN publishes position statements to promote the awareness of certain issues to its members and the public. The information contained in any position statement is neither exhaustive nor exclusive to all circumstances or individuals. Variables such as state or federal statutes, rules, or regulations, as well as resources and institutional policies may impact the relevance and implementation of any opinions expressed in position statements. NASN advises its members and others to carefully and independently consider such factors when reviewing the applicability of a position statement to any particular circumstance or individual. The position statement should not be relied upon as an independent basis for any decisions regarding the delivery of nursing or healthcare services, but rather as a resource available to NASN members or others. NASN reserves the right to rescind or modify its position statements at any time and is not responsible for any use by members or others of outdated position statements that NASN has subsequently modified or rescinded.