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NASN is seeking  presentation submissions for the NASN2023 annual conference,  Building for the Future: Health, Advocacy, and Leadership . School nurses, researchers, and all focused on supporting students and school health services are encouraged to submit presentations. Presentation modes for In-person NASN2023 are General, Breakout, Workshop, Preconference, and e-Poster sessions. Presentation modes for Virtual NASN2023 are General and Breakout sessions. All submissions are due November 16, 2022, at 12 pm (noon) ET. Learn more and submit.
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Welcome Colorado School Nurses We are looking forward to everyone joining us at the Conference Nov. 4-6, 2022 at the Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538 Here is the link for the Hotel discount:  Available until 10/11/22 https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=FNLESES&groupCode=CESCAS&arrivaldate=2022-11-04&departuredate=2022-11-05&flexibleDates=true&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT Conference Registration Link is here: Conference Registrations Exhibitor registration link  is here:   https://spotlightcolorado.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=18518 ...
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CASN Fall Conference Registration   Welcome School Nurses: CASN fall conference will bring school nurses together in person, to address current issues of students’ health including chronic health management, mental health for students and nurses, advocacy and equity to name a few. We are excited for our Keynote Speaker: Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN who has an extensive history in school nursing and writes a popular blog called The Relentless School Nurse . She believes that “being relentless is what it takes to be a change agent in nursing”. Website: relentlessschoolnurse.com If you are registering more one than one  participant, ...
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Donna Mazyck, NASN's Executive Director, discusses the administration and safety of over-the-counter (OTC) medications in schools and safe storage, carry, and disposal practices of OTC medicine in this latest 3 part series of the School Nurse Chat podcast. Learn more and listen to the 3-part series on OTC Medicine Safety. NASN collaborated with Young Minds Inspired (YMI) and Johnson & Johnson to produce this podcast series.
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In a survey of nearly 8,000 school nurses, almost half (45%) reported symptoms of at least one adverse mental health condition in the two weeks prior to completing the survey in March 2022. The CDC collaborated with NASN and the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants (NASSNC) to distribute the 121-item survey to school nurses in the U.S. (see survey results below) Overwhelmingly, school nurse respondents from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, tribal nations, and U.S. territories reported work-related stressors such as feeling bullied, threatened or harassed since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Other stressors included experiencing ...
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NASN is pleased to present the new Building Family Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit - Framing Strategies for School Nurses , offering evidence-based tips and techniques to support more productive conversations and communications about getting kids vaccinated.  If you are a school nurse, school health services coordinator, or anyone communicating with families about vaccination, the resources included can equip you to build the confidence of caregivers who have not yet vaccinated their children against COVID-19. This toolkit, designed and written by the  FrameWorks Institute , is offered by NASN as part of the  Champions for School Health ...
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Whether you are a seasoned school nurse or in your first year on the job,  NASN’s back-to-school toolkit highlights the resources  you need to promote  the well-being of students and help them develop lifelong habits that support optimal health and wellness. The tools in the toolkit will help you, working closely with school staff, students, and administration, to develop a healthy environment where students can thrive. See the toolkit .
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At the center of the NASN Framework for 21 st Century School Nursing Practice TM is the student - surrounded by the family and school community.  This visual has a message for you when supporting the student with mild persistent asthma: advocating for student-centered care means engaging and educating the family. Mild persistent asthma means the student may have symptoms two or more days each week. And on those days, staying fully engaged at school can be a challenge.  While daily control inhalers are often prescribed by the healthcare provider, students may face challenges with sticking to this routine (e.g., cost of the medication, remembering to ...
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In this  NASN School Nurse  Podcast , NASN School Nurse  Editor Cynthia Galemore interviews author Lee Anne Siegmund about the article, "Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs and Substances: The Role of the School Nurse." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and  listening to the podcast . The purpose of this article is to provide the school nurse with the ability to recognize performance and appearance enhancing substance use and understand treatment and prevention strategies to reduce associated health risks. The use of appearance and performance enhancing drugs and substances, also known as “doping,” has been an ethical and ...
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NASN Position Statements are documents stating the position or stance of NASN regarding child health, school health, or school nursing issues, which include historical, political, financial, social, ethical, and scientific aspects of the issue. View the latest highlighted below or  view the entire list of NASN Position Statements . NASN Position Statement: Telehealth: Equitable Student Access to Health Services It is the position of NASN that the utilization of telehealth technology is a valuable tool that can assist school nurses to enhance access to school and community health services. A substantial number of students experience health disparities related ...
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Colorado school nurses reconnecting for student health WELCOME COLORADO SCHOOL NURSES!!  CASN Fall Conference Nov.4-6, 2022  The Colorado Association of School Nurses (CASN) will have an in-person conference this year at the Embassy Suites in Loveland Nov.4-6, 2022.   Our theme “ Colorado School Nurses Reconnecting for Student Health” brings school nurses together to address current issues including chronic health management, mental health for students and nurses, advocacy and equity to name a few.   Our Keynote Speaker : Robin Cogan has an extensive history in school nursing  and writes a popular blog called The Relentless School ...
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In a newly released op-ed , NASN Executive Director Donna Mazyck, MS, RN, NCSN, CAE, FNASN explains how school nurses, administrators, and education officials can work with states to get federal funding for expanded health services students need. "The National Healthy Schools Collaborative’s  Ten Year Roadmap for Healthy Schools  prioritizes optimizing the ability of schools to bill Medicaid for school health services and, importantly, recognizes that when health and education officials fail to collaborate, it makes it very difficult to achieve this end." Read the full op-ed  and see more  NASN news releases here .
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NASN recognizes the critical role that schools, school nurses, and community organizations play in driving health equity among children. The second round of  Champions for School Health  implementation grants are designed to increase vaccine access, confidence, and uptake for the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine and school-required vaccines among under-resourced populations. For the second funding cycle, grants ranging from $10,000- $30,000 will be given. All applications must be in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.  The deadline for submission of grant applications is 5 p.m. EDT on September ...
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NASN wants to call attention to an evidence update for Treating Mild Persistent Asthma in Children that could be added to your toolbox when supporting students and their families with decision-making about effective asthma management – especially for African American students who carry a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality from asthma.  Daily use of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), often routinely prescribed for students with mild persistent asthma, can be under-used by students for a variety of reasons including lack of funds or insurance for an ongoing medication supply, transportation challenges to see a healthcare provider for follow-up ...
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NASN members are invited to apply for one of three NASN scholarships. Submit applications by October 15, 2022. The  Endowment Education Scholarship  is for professional registered school nurses or school nurse educators pursuing post-baccalaureate certification or graduate degrees. History: This scholarship originated as the Shirley Steel Award in 1994. Shirley Steel, NASN President (1991-92) from the state of Maryland, was a strong advocate for continuing education for school nurses. The original award was funded by a personal donation from Past President Steel and the Maryland Association of School Health Nurses. NASN has continued to budget ...
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Hi Florida school nurses! We know this is a busy time for all of you but we wanted to share some important advocacy information with all (please excuse cross-posting!): The Florida Association of School Nurses is excited to announce that Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL 24) has introduced HR 8220, The One School, One Nurse Act  intended to fund a new school nurse grant program through HHS. The bill has been referred to the House Education and Labor Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee (6/23). This legislation would fund a grant program that would support a full-time registered nurse on every elementary and secondary campus . The funding would be used ...
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NASN has a history of supporting school nursing research . NASN members are encouraged to apply for these grants to advance and fund the practice of quality school nursing and school-affiliated delivery of healthcare. Learn more and submit applications by October 31.
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Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of  The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Colleen McGovern to discuss the article, "Sustained Effects From a School-Based Intervention Pilot Study for Children With Asthma and Anxiety." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . Children with chronic conditions (i.e., asthma) are more likely to have anxiety or depressive symptoms. Comorbid asthma and anxiety in children lead to increased morbidity, causing children to miss instructional time and parent/caregiver (CG) work absences. Asthma educational programs and mental health interventions have been developed, though ...
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MSNA Conference 2023 Tupelo, Mississippi May 30, 2023 - June 2, 2023 "Take off your shoes, throw 'em in the corner! We don't mind if you stay a little longer!" There will be more conference information to come soon, so keep visiting msschoolnurses.org where you are always welcome. If you are not a member yet, make sure you click "Join or Renew Online" at the top of the screen to be able to access all the helpful information available to members through the NASN link.