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Call for Award Nominations

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NASN is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Service Award and the NASN Recognition Award. Please help us recognize an organization or individual(s) who has given outstanding service, continually supported, or uniquely contributed to NASN school nursing or school health services in the last five years. Nominations are due March 1 . View descriptions and candidate submission procedures .
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CASN 2023 Spring Workshop When: March 4, 2023 Time :   8:00am-3:00pm Location: Adams 12 Conference Center, 1500 E. 128 th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241 Colorado School Nurses you are invited to the Annual CASN Spring Workshop See the full brochure at the link: HERE Link for Spotlight to Register online: https://spotlightcolorado.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=18552 Cost: $60 CASN member, $80 non-member Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included in the Registration fee. Topics and Speakers How to Start a “Handle with Care” Program will be presented by  Stephanie Crawford-Goetz, Ph.D. ...
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Celebrate Health that Connects + Tech that Cares at  HIMSS23 : the healthcare event where professionals connect for education, innovation, and collaboration. NASN is excited to be a Collaborator of HIMSS23. As such, our members receive the member rate when attending. Here’s how to register: Visit HIMSS23  general registration  and  sign in . Once you’re signed in, select the Collaborator tab on the left-hand side. Select your preferred HIMSS23 pass and enter our name as the “Referring Collaborator/Organizational Affiliate Organization” to receive the HIMSS member rate.
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Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth ages 10 to 14 years (CDC, 2022). While rates of suicide have declined for the first time in many years, the rate of suicide attempts, particularly in adolescent females, continues to rise (CDC, 2022). This can be seen in the rate of emergency department visits where girls and young women have twice the rate of young men and boys (CDC, 2022). In February of 2020, my family was directly impacted by the sudden death of a close friend who died by suicide at age 17 years. In the year that followed, the pandemic took an additional toll on everyone's mental health. When I returned to school, I wanted to put into ...
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NASN is currently soliciting applications for a Chief Executive Officer to succeed Donna Mazyck. NASN is seeking a forward-thinking leader who can build on NASN’s current legacy and strategic plan, to drive organizational success and advance the health and safety of school children and staff through the practice of school nursing. We are encouraging all qualified and interested applicants to apply and others to share this announcement with qualified candidates you know.  See the complete job posting for details .
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Election campaigns are in full swing! President-Elect candidates Gloria Barrera , Lynn Nelson , and Patricia Endsley have recorded their outlook for the organization and school nursing. Please take a moment to hear what these candidates have to say. NASN members will vote from March 15th to April 15th. Learn more about the upcoming election .
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printable version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 24, 2023 A New Era for NASN Mazyck Announces Retirement SILVER SPRING, MD — The National Association of School Nurses announced today that Donna Mazyck, MS, RN, NCSN, CAE, FNASN, executive director, will retire on April 28, 2023, after 12 years of advocating for and serving the school nurse profession and the students, staff, and communities school nurses guide and protect. Mazyck has been executive director of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) since 2011. A thoughtful and strategic leader, she has led an expansion of the influence and impact of school nurses in addressing student ...
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More than 350,000 out‐of‐hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests (SCA) occur in the United States yearly. Protecting children and adults in schools is an important public health and safety measure. The course,  Cardiac Emergency Preparedness - The Role of the School Nurse in Leading a Multidisciplinary Team,  will equip the school nurse leader to systematically plan, implement, grow and sustain an AED program with an efficient, effective SCA response and strategies for ongoing quality improvement in SCA response. Upon completion, participants will receive 1.0 NCPD contact hours, and there is no cost for NASN members. Learn more .
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Together, School Nurses Are Stronger : This NASN membership tool communicates the value of a professional organization membership. It is available in two formats: Digital Membership Tool Use this version when it will be viewed online. It includes hyperlinks to resources referenced in the document. Download the Digital Version Printable Membership Tool Use this version when it will be printed and viewed offline. It includes a QR code that, when scanned, links to more information about membership. Download the Printable Version
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NASN School Nurse  Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews authors Alexandra Randolph, Beth Mattey, and Richele Lawson about the article, "Moving Upstream to Address Health Inequity: A Middle School Program to Introduce Students to a Career in Nursing." Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and  listening to the podcast . To promote health equity and address an increasing need for nurses, educational pathways and mentorship programs for students who want to pursue a nursing career should be considered during the earlier stages of secondary education. Several school nurses in the Brandywine School District in Delaware piloted a program ...

Learn Your Way

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Online Learning Center Enjoy the flexibility, accessibility, and wide selection of Nursing Continuing Professional Development programs. Special member pricing means program fees are always waived or discounted. Browse the catalog
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Cheers! Happy New Year, School Nurses! I hope you each embrace 2023 as an opportunity to continue working on your personal stories, and that you play the role of hero in that realm, as you have done so well in your school role. Students, teachers, parents, and many others depend on you every single day to ensure VA students are healthy, safe and ready to learn and you never disappoint! You are amazing and indispensable! Thank you for all you do. I appreciate you! Angie, RN image by freeimageslive.co.uk - christmashat
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NASN’s upcoming webinar,  Immunization 101: A primer on school-recommended vaccinations ,  will provide school nurses with a primer or a refresher on school-required child/adolescent vaccinations.  As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to: Define herd immunity Understand the child/adolescent vaccination schedule Identify the required immunizations for students to attend school Verbalize the components of a legal immunization record Understand where to locate the state immunization registry and know how to access a student’s immunization record. Register now.
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NASN has released its 2023 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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The NASN office will be closed for the holidays from December 26 through January 2, reopening on January 3. We are sending warm wishes for a happy holiday season!
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While most School Nurses are officially beginning winter break, I would like to send a special holiday wish and sincere thank you to our VASN Board, Executive Committee, and to all of our VASN members, whose efforts and hard work continue to make our organization a success. Thank you for the inspirational ideas and amazing consultations this year. As your President, I am committed to ensuring that VASN offers high quality events and services. With that in mind, I am so proud to present the new VASN website, which everyone should find to be resourceful and easy to navigate. Please take a few minutes to check it out and let us know your thoughts in the Discussion ...
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A range of social determinants impact access to health care, and the COVID-19 pandemic made the importance of access more apparent.  In the new blog  Expanding Medicaid Services in Neighborhood Schools Makes Health Care More Accessible and Equitable  posted by Mathematica, authors Donna Mazyck, Executive Director of NASN, and Erin Behrmann, Managing Consultant at Mathematica, discuss how new guidance and funding present a unique opportunity for schools to help provide accessible equitable care. View the full blog post to learn more about how making school nurses and other school-based health staff eligible for Medicaid reimbursement will expand access ...
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The 2022-2023 NASN President's Endowment Challenge theme is Transform Student Health Equity . The money raised will be used for research on student health and furthering the school nursing practice, as well as scholarships for school nurses. Learn more and consider donating .
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VSP Vision ™  Eyes of Hope® is open to NASN members to receive vouchers for free vision care to share with students who qualify. Check out this NASN Membership Minute video with a quick tutorial to help you enroll.  View this brief video to request vision vouchers.
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Have you picked up your copy of NASN's School Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, 4th Edition, a must-have for all school nurses? The Scope of School Nursing Practice describes the “Why, Who, How, Where, When, and What” of school nursing. The Standards include the Professional Practice Standards based on the nursing process and the Standards of Professional Performance. Check out this new edition .