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Cathy Yonkaitis, NASN School Nurse Editor, interviews author Loree LaChance to discuss the article "The United States Constitution: Legal Literacy and School Nursing." You can learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . The school nurse works in the nexus of health care and education, combining laws and regulations from each discipline to create the boundaries of their practice. The U.S. Constitution provides fundamental rights for all citizens and is one example of the legal parameters that apply to school nursing practice. Without understanding the implications of this legal framework ...
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The NASN School Nursing Practice Framework™ ( Framework ) creates an overarching structure that includes concepts integral to the complex clinical specialty practice of school nursing. It illustrates the fundamental principles of professional school nursing practice, reflecting NASN's stance on evidence-based best practices and focusing on priority school nursing activities. Learn more and discover resources to enhance your understanding of the Framework and incorporate it into your practice.
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Virtual NASN2024 brings valuable information right to you when and where you can easily access it. Past virtual conference attendees have loved the ease of attending online and said the virtual conference event was well-organized and informative. Can't join July 8-10? All sessions will be recorded and available through October 11, 2024 , so register and watch when you can!

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As of July 1, 2024, NASN will discontinue our presence on X/Twitter, as the platform does not align with NASN's vision, mission, and core values. Please continue to follow us on Facebook , LinkedIn , YouTube , and NOW on Instagram !
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Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Anita Moyes to discuss the article "An Untenable Burden: Exploring Experiences of Secondary School Nurses Who Encounter Young People with Mental Health Problems." You can learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . School nurses have reported stress and worry caring for young people experiencing mental health problems, but why this occurs and how they respond has not been well-explored. In this study researchers generated a substantive theory of the experiences of secondary school nurses who encountered young people with ...
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Your participation in NASN's Virtual Hill Days will amplify the critical role of school nurses and demonstrate that every school should have a school nurse on staff every day. On June 11, 12, and 13 , you can make a difference by tweeting, emailing, or calling your Members of Congress and Senators. Learn more . You can develop rapport with and influence stakeholders and decision-makers all year long. Check in with them occasionally so they know what you do and why you are vitally important! Explore NASN's Advocacy Tools .
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NASN is excited to announce the launch of the new NCPD program, Mental Health Challenges for Students with Epilepsy: Practice Considerations for School Nurses . This program provides information on the impact, risk factors, health disparities, and incidence of mental health challenges specific to students with seizures/epilepsy and the role of the school nurse in caring for these students.
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Join in on NASN's Virtual Hill Days on June 11, 12, and 13 to create momentum and support for the NURSE Act, reintroduced on March 14, 2024, by U.S. Senator Jon Tester (MT-D) and already introduced by Representative Dina Titus (NV-D). This legislation aims to help rural and underserved schools hire more school nurses and increase student access to care. You can show your support by tweeting , emailing , or calling your Member of Congress and Senators using the provided sample messages or your own.
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NASN's School Nursing Practice Framework™ ( Framework ) depicts the key principles of professional school nursing practice; the graphic now consists of layers of support for school nurses and those we serve. You can view the Framework Handout , Framework Chart , and Framework Presentation to improve your understanding of the alignment of competencies with Framework principles, introduce and explain the layers of support, and closely examine the framework's visual representation.
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Limited seats are available for the In-Person event in Chicago, but our virtual event has UNLIMITED spots and allows you to learn from anywhere! Virtual NASN2024 offers up to 20.0 NCPD contact hours and includes a mix of sessions presented from July 8 through 10 and Anytime Sessions that will be available to view anytime beginning July 8. In addition, 12 Poster Presentations are included for additional learning and NPCD contact hours. ( All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing through October 11, 2024.) Learn more or register.
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NASN School Nurse Editor Catherine F. Yonkaitis interviews authors Andrea Tanner and Rodney La Point about their article, "A Contemporary Framework Update for Today's School Nursing Landscape: Introducing the School Nursing Practice Framework™ ." You can learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . School nursing is a unique nursing specialty that benefits from a practice framework that aids school nurses in explaining and accomplishing their role. In 2016, the NASN debuted its Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice™, which has shaped school nursing practice as well as education, leadership, ...
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NASN collaborates with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on several projects, as their mission closely aligns with ours. Thanks to our relationship with AAP, we are excited to announce that NASN members can now purchase select books from AAP at a discounted rate. Learn more .

2024 NASN Election Results

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The 2024 NASN election results have been tallied, and the following individuals have been elected: 2024-2026 Vice President – Francis Luna, MSN, RN, NCSN Nominating Committee member – Doreen Crowe, MEd, BSN, RN Francis will be installed at the NASN Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on June 28, 2024. NASN congratulates these leaders and looks forward to the impact they will have in their roles.
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NASN School Nurse Chat highlights timely student and school health topics. Listen to the new 3-part podcast series discussing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - PCORI's The ASIST study, its impact on students with mild asthma, and its implications for improving health equity, featuring healthcare providers, families, and school nurses.
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Martha Dewey Bergren, editor of The Journal of School Nursing , interviews author Kasey Jordan about the article "A Qualitative Exploration of School Nurse Continuing Education Needs." You can learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast . Continuing education (CE) can help school nurses achieve the unique competencies required for the challenges of an academic health setting. A comprehensive understanding of school nurse learning needs is necessary to guide CE development . The purpose of this study was to describe school nurse perceptions of their learning needs according to the Framework ...
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The early registration rate has been extended to May 10, 2024. Register Now to get the best possible rate. Can't make it to NASN's Annual Conference in Chicago this year? We've got you covered! Join us for Virtual NASN2024 , July 8 – 10. This online conference experience allows you the flexibility to attend from anywhere, offering a lineup of sessions covering your every need, from Trauma-Informed Approaches for the School Nurse and Promoting Student Resilience in a Changing Climate to Asthma Control and Diabetes Care in Schools. Plus, all Virtual conference sessions will be recorded and available for viewing through October 11, 2024, ...
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The IASN Foundation welcomes In-Person NASN2024 attendees to Chicago! Join us for a 𝘕𝘈𝘚𝘕 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘺 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 on Thursday, June 27th at 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 for a great time. ⁣ ⁣𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 available at $𝟰𝟬! Learn more or register. ...
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printable version For Immediate Release April 26, 2024 Contact: Kate McDuffie National Association of School Nurses kmcduffie@nasn.org NASN Releases Updated School Nursing Practice Framework ™ to Address Evolving Needs in Student Health and Safety SILVER SPRING, MD — The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is pleased to announce the release of the updated School Nursing Practice Framework ™ ( Framework ), a critical tool designed to guide and define the role of school nurses in the evolving landscape of student health and education. This update reflects the latest in evidence-based practices and the ever-changing demands of school nursing ...
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We've updated and added new NASN Membership Minute videos to help you navigate your membership benefits and our NASN.org website, including How to Login to the NASN Website and Locate Programs in the Learning Center . Please contact the NASN Membership Department at membership@nasn.org with questions or new video suggestions.
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Do you need reasons to attend the NASN conference in Chicago or online? This 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. Early registration ends on May 1, 2024. Register Today!