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PCORI's recent study adds to evidence that symptom-based adjustment of medication works as well as provider-based adjustment for treating children with mild persistent asthma. NASN's new offering, PCORI Symptom-based Adjustment of Inhaled Steroid Therapy Study (The ASIST Study) for Mild Asthma: School Nurse Implementation Guidance, provides strategies, recommendations, and resources for understanding and implementing the study outcomes to support students with mild asthma, particularly those experiencing healthcare inequities, that impact asthma management. View Evidence Implementation Guidance
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Are you ready to sit down and have a real open and honest conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion? Are you uncomfortable with some of your own feelings about DEI or become squeamish when engaged in a DEI conversation? Do you desire a safe space to talk about these feelings? Guess what, you’ve come to the right place! In my conversations with NASN members over the years, especially those of color, I noted various concerns with feeling welcomed, embraced, included, and offered the same consideration in professional growth opportunities within NASN. Conversations with some members suggest they are not heard, acknowledged, or recognized even ...
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Registration is Now Open for NASN’s 56th Annual School Nurse Conference! NASN2024 offers two separate learning events to meet the needs of all school nurses and school health team members. Learn More and Register Before May 1, 2024, for the Best Rate.
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SIGs are groups of NASN members with mutual interests. NASN's SIGs allow you to join other school nurses in similar practice settings to share knowledge and experiences. Are you interested in becoming a member of a SIG? NASN is pleased to offer a new Membership Minute video with a quick tutorial to help you join one of our four SIGs. View this brief video detailing the steps to enroll.
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NASN's new no-cost School Nursing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Students with Seizures and Epilepsy CPG Implementation Toolkit , designed to improve the health and quality of life of children with epilepsy and their families through improved seizure management, is now available. NASN recently updated The School Nursing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for Students with Seizures and Epilepsy to reflect current school nurse evidence-based practice.
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NASN's new no-cost School Nursing Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline: Students with Seizures and Epilepsy , based on the most recent and highest quality evidence, assists school nurses in providing care to students with seizure disorders, focusing on improving the health and safety of these students. An Implementation Toolkit is also available.

2024 Lillian Wald Award

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printable version For Immediate Release February 5, 2024 Contact: Kate McDuffie National Association of School Nurses kmcduffie@nasn.org California Congressmen Dr. Raul Ruiz & Adam Schiff Win Lillian Wald Award SILVER SPRING, MD — The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has named Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, of California's 25th District, and Congressman Adam Schiff, of California's 30th District, as the winners of the Lillian Wald Legislator/Public Policy Award. Congressman Schiff was unable to join the award ceremony in person. The award recognizes a legislator or public policy official who has supported or uniquely contributed to NASN, ...
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The proclamation and logo for National School Nurse Day on May 8, 2024, have been released. Visit www.schoolnurseday.org . Processing requests for proclamations can take time, so we encourage you to plan and promote the event well in advance. A social media toolkit will be available in April, including images, social messages, and posters to display.
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NASN's newest NCPD course focuses on Rare Seizure Disorders and Practice Considerations for School Nurses. This course is free for NASN members and provides school nurses with essential information about their role in caring for students with rare seizures/epilepsy. Learn more and complete the course .
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The NASN2024 Justification Toolkit provides reasons to attend face-to-face in Chicago, online for the virtual event or both. The toolkit contains an editable template letter to share with administrators or employers to fit your needs and detail how your attendance benefits your whole school community. Registration opens mid-February!
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NASN's endowment fund supports scholarships for school nurses interested in pursuing advanced nursing practice degrees and certifications, including our new Diversity in School Nursing Scholarship. Your contribution, no matter how small, can help reduce health disparities, promote equity, and improve school nursing practice. Learn more about the NASN President's Endowment Challenge and consider donating.
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Happy New Year! I am very excited to serve you as your President of VASN and to work with Na-Keisha White who is the new President Elect and with your Past President Angela Moore. It is my honor to follow all of the work done by my predecessors Gina Bellamy and Angie. I can't thank those enough who have volunteered to serve on committees. We have such a great team! If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, we would love to have your help. The more help we have the more we can get done. The first edition of the Compass, which is our newsletter, will be sent out quarterly. It has a lot of excellent information in it, thank you to Bernadette for all the ...
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NASN has released its 2024 priorities, focusing on the Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere (NURSE) Act, the One School, One Nurse Act, and the Grow SISPs ACT (Growing, Recruiting, and Obtaining Workers in Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Services). Learn more about each of these priorities on NASN.org .
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NASN has launched the program Data Privacy for School Nurses 2023: Navigating the Complex Minefield of Privacy Laws to help you enhance your understanding of the legal framework governing data privacy and sharing in schools and apply this knowledge to specific situations you encounter in your school nursing practice. Free for NASN members!
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School nurses, sometimes overlooked in the broader conversation about student mental health, are already integrated into the fabric of the school community and provide multifaceted support to students, their families, and the communities. NASN and Mathematica recently partnered to highlight the critical role that school nurses play in supporting the mental health of students, families, schools, educators, and communities and how schools can build a more integrated and aligned system of care.
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printable version For Immediate Release January 8, 2024 Contact: Kate McDuffie National Association of School Nurses kmcduffie@nasn.org NASN Announces New Project Capturing Outcomes for Students with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust SILVER SPRING, MD — The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is proud to announce a new school nurse-led pilot project, "Providing Coordinated Care and Capturing Outcomes for Students with T1D." Created through the generous financial support of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the project will: Create a comprehensive, evidence-based school nurse T1D curriculum ...
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Happy New Year! We hope this message finds you refreshed and ready for an exciting year ahead. As you return to the hustle and bustle of your health clinics, don’t forget to register for FASN’s upcoming conference. This gathering will be an excellent opportunity to earn CEUs, connect, share insights, and further enhance the impact you make in the lives of students. Please review the agenda below for further details. Date: February 2-3, 2024 Location: Wesley Chapel, Florida Registration Link: https://floridaassociationofschoolnurs.regfox.com/reflect-refresh-refocusfasn-28th-annual-conference Let's come together to celebrate our collective dedication ...
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Shout out to these 2023 NASN influencers! Learn more about the NASN Strong member-to-member initiative . NASN members can earn e-commerce credits when school nurses they refer to NASN join the association Terrah Abbey Erika Adams Melissa Adams Tracey Akers Joyce Alcorn Julie Allen Robyn Alper Melanie Alphin Augusta Anazodo Sara Anderson Carla Anthony Kelly Apps Carrie Arkoosh Jacqueline Arnett Nancy Austin Stephanie Averbeck Sandra Bacerdo Mary Bahr Julie Bailey Mary Bailey Rachel Baker Rachel Barber Cheryl Barczak Noel Bares Julie Barfield Wendy Barker Kelly Barlow-Eichman Kimberly Baron Jamie Barrus Sarah Beazley ...
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NASN School Nurse Editor Cynthia Galemore interviews Eileen Moss about the article "Development of an Evidence-Based Employee Wellness Program." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . Workplaces can positively or negatively shape employee health and sense of well-being. Employees who feel well are more productive, engaged, and present at work. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic added to an already stressed work environment for educators. Student success is dependent on educators who are healthy and present. Employee wellness programs have the potential to improve the well-being of employees and ...
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Welcome to 2024 and a new feature just for NASN members in the All Member Forum ! The new feature is " anonymous posting ." This feature is ONLY available with posts made to the All Member Forum. Here's how this feature works: When submitting a new post or reply to the All Member Forum on the website, members will have the option to post the message anonymously. When the anonymous feature is selected, members will be asked to confirm their understanding of the feature before they use it. Anonymous posts will not include the member's name and must be in line with the code of conduct. Anonymous posts will be held for approval by an ...