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President's Endowment Challenge

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The theme for the 2022 NASN President's Endowment Challenge is Transform Student Health Equity . With this fund, you will help every student get equitable access to the health care they deserve. The money raised will be used for research pertaining to student health and furthering the school nursing practice, as well as the provision of scholarships for school nurses seeking to advance their education. One of NASN's goals is to pursue health, education, and social equity for students through shared leadership. Data collection and research help determine the influence of school health services on individual social needs, social determinants, as well as health ...
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NASN Completes First Round of Funding for Champions for School Health Project For Immediate Release May 10, 2022 Contact: Jennifer McNally (jmcnally@nasn.org) Silver Spring, MD—The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is pleased to announce that through the generous financial support of Kaiser Permanente, $250,000 has been awarded during Phase 1 of its Implementation grants, designed to: Increase pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations, Increase pediatric COVID-19 vaccine confidence. Create sustainable school and community partnerships, and Increase health equity in under-resourced communities. “We were thrilled by the caliber and quality ...
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The Colorado Association of School Nurses Fall Conference  will be IN-PERSON November 4th-6th, at the Embassy Suites at Loveland. More information to come. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
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The CASN Conference Committee is planning for next years November conference at the Embassy Suites in Loveland! Please take the short survey below to help guide our planning and ensure our sessions reflect your learning needs. Everyone's opinions matter. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x-PO3ew7DA0BZ6P_MMhPu8ZGtDnobp2hnzqO52tsjeI/edit?usp=sharing Thanks,  CASN Conference Committee
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The name may have changed, but the heart of this program remains the same. NASN is grateful to VSP Vision™ for VSP Eyes of Hope® (formerly Sight for Students). The program provides school nurses with gift certificates for a no-cost eye exam and, if prescribed, new glasses that NASN members can distribute to students who qualify. The gift certificates can be redeemed at a local VSP network doctor's office. Thanks to our partnership, more than 470,000 students have received the vision care they need to succeed in school and achieve their full potential. In total, over the last 25 years, more than 3.6 million people in need have received no-cost eye care and ...
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All Mississippi school nurses are invited to attend a "School Nurse Gathering with NASN Virtual Conference: Transformation - MS School Nurses Emerging with a Renewed Vision of School Health." Dr. Estelle Watts, Assistant Professor at Mississippi College School of Nursing and former Mississippi Department of Education School Nurse Consultant, and past MSNA president, along with other MS school nurses invite you to an exciting opportunity for professional development and networking. MS school nurses will gather July 11-13, 2022, from 9 am to 4 pm daily at Mississippi College in Clinton to learn, network, and re-connect.  Hot topics on the agenda include care ...
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The 2022 NASN election results are in, and the following individuals have been confirmed: Vice President designee – Francis Luna Nominating Committee member – Karen Elliott Congratulations to Francis and Karen!
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The Early Registration Rate Deadline is this Monday! Register by Monday, May 2nd and save. NASN’s 54th Annual School Nurse Conference offers a number of important sessions and speakers. Choose from three registration options! IN-PERSON NASN2022 Atlanta, Georgia June 28 – 30, 2022 Preconference June 27th 14.75 NCPD CNE (6.0 optional for preconference) VIRTUAL NASN2022 Online July 11 – 13, 2022 17.5 NCPD CNE NASN2022 BUNDLE : Includes IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL 14.75 + 17.5 NCPD CNE (6.0 optional for preconference)
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Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Brenna Morse to discuss the article, "U.S. School Nursing Job Analysis." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . The complexity and demands of the school nurse role have changed greatly over time. Our aims included determining tasks and knowledge relevant to modern school nursing in the United States, identifying continuing education needs of school nurses, and describing anticipated changes to the professional role. A secondary analysis of a cross-sectional web-based survey of 750 school nurses was performed. The study ...
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The National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel  20 organization members , allies, partners and the public will be celebrating this week - April 25th - April 29th! As you may recall the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provided the definition of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP), of which school nurses are included.  Read this from the National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP) website :  Defined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (2015), the term ‘specialized instructional support personnel’ means— ‘‘(i) school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists; and ...
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Special thanks to Amy Dark, BA, BSN, RN, CSNT, co-author of this blog. The COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective strategy in preventing COVID-19 infection. Yet, only 33.4% of children ages 5-11 years have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as compared to 81.4% of the total population, as of March 8, 2022 (CDC, 2022). Vaccine confidence is critical for individual, community, and population health. National Association of School Nurses (NASN) partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to engage school nurses in a 2-hour COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Bootcamp on March 9, 2022, 4-6pm EST. Seventy-three school ...
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Tom Burton, Superintendent for Princeton City Schools, was a Keynote Speaker at the Ohio Association of School Nurses’ 49th Annual Conference in Columbus with over 150 school nurses in attendance.  Mr. Burton played a video message from other superintendents across the state expressing gratitude and appreciation for the work school nurses do every day to keep students healthy, safe, and in their classroom seat learning. Conference speakers, many of whom were physicians, demonstrated the relationship between health and education and highlighted the school nurse’s role in disease prevention and management, health screenings, and health promotion. Dr. Sara Bode, ...
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NASN is excited to announce that the Focus on the Framework and School Emergency Triage Training (SETT) are back to live in-person sessions. Focus on the Framework includes interactive programs geared toward helping school nurses develop a deeper understanding of their role in Care Coordination, Community/Public Health, Quality Improvement, and Standards of Practice. SETT provides school nurses with the knowledge, skills, and training resources to lead school-based Disaster Response Teams and perform triage in response to mass casualty incident events. Do you want more information about how to bring an educational offering to your area? Please ...
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National School Nurse Day 2022 Here are some easy ways to spread the word about School Nurse Day 2022. Display this poster at your school to celebrate you , the leader who bridges healthcare and education. Bring attention to #SND2022 to honor more than 95,000 school nurses in the United States who make a difference in the lives of children every day. Share these messages or images on your social media ! Support from a mayor or governor can raise community awareness about School Nurse Day. Use this template to request public recognition by your local government officials . View the items above and more on the School Nurse Day web ...
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OSBHA (Oregon School Based Health Alliance) and GLSEN Oregon (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) have partnered to create a training ,  Safe and Healthy Schools – Mental Health Supports for  LGBTQ+  Students , for school health providers in the state of Oregon to reduce suicidal ideation and attempts by  LGBTQI+  youth. During this 3-hour  training , we will cover LBGTQI+ identity and how it intersects with mental health, and how school health providers can support and affirm the experience of LGBTQI+ youth. The  training  will be co-facilitated by a GLSEN Oregon representative and two  LGBTQI+  youth facilitators.   Join us on  April 14 ...
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Join us at the NSASN Spring Conference on April 30th from 9:00am-1:30pm and earn 3.5 CEUs ! Our speakers are: Linda Mendonca , DNP, MEd, PHNA-BC, NCSN, FNASN,  President of National Association of School Nurses Dan Mackie , MPH, MA, Epidemiologist, Nevada's Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology (OPHE) Tracy Fisher , MA, SEAD Specialist, Nevada Department of Education Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment We will also be raffling off multiple prizes and gift cards for attendees of the conference ! Click here to register now!
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Hi All, Because this month's Power Hour will be cancelled (as many will be at conference), we have shiften that open ended discussion to this afternoon, in place of Special Topics Cafe. We hope to see you there! Register HERE .
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In an NASN School Nurse podcast, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Megan Roesler and Patricia Fato about the article, Long COVID - The New “Invisible” Illness: How School Nurses Can Support the Nursing and Educational Teams for Student Success. Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . School-age children are not immune to COVID-19 or the pronounced and persistent symptoms associated with a long-COVID diagnosis. Students may present with a variety of symptoms affecting their physical, cognitive, and mental health. The school community should be educated on the school-based interventions and recommendations ...
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printable version NASN Names 2022 National Academy of School Nursing Fellows Silver Spring, MD March 31, 2022—The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) recently named seven professionals for induction into the National Academy of School Nursing. They are: Ann Nichols, North Carolina Brenna Morse, Massachusetts Ellen McCabe, New York Beth Jameson, New Jersey Laurie Combe, Texas Robin Cogan, New Jersey Sheila Caldwell, New Jersey The induction ceremony will take place Thursday, June 30, 2022, during Annual Business Meeting at the NASN2022 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The honor of Fellow is the most prestigious recognition ...
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Implementation Grants for Vaccine Uptake and Confidence Available The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) in collaboration with the Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL) and with generous support from Kaiser Permanente, is pleased to announce the Champions for School Health funding opportunity. $1 million will be given out by NASN over the course of this year, for projects designed to increase access to and confidence in the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine , particularly in under-resourced communities. In this first funding cycle, awards up to $10,000 will be given . Awards are limited to grantees within the Kaiser Permanente market – California, ...