Blogs and Announcements

National Association of School Nurses issued a position brief in January 2019 regarding medical marijuana. Cynthia Galemore, NASN School Nurse Editor, interviews author MaryAnn Strawhacker about her article, ...
As NASN sets our sights on the 2020 NASN Annual Conference, we remember  some of the highlights listed below from NASN2019 and invite you to  join us this summer in Las Vegas, Nevada for NASN2020 ...
NASN is now accepting nominations to recognize organizations or individuals who have continually supported or uniquely contributed to NASN, and to recognize an individual who has given outstanding service ...
Paul’s Law, a law governing seizure management for primary and secondary school aged children, has been signed into law by Governor Murphy and is effective immediately. Review the bill, please note [bracketed] ...
LSNO Professional Growth Seminar March 17-20, 2020 Golden Nugget Lake Charles, LA 2020_Registration_Form.pdf 2020_LSNO_Brochure.pdf
The CBD industry is flourishing and Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the many compounds produced by the cannabis plant, is being used by an increasing number of people. There are many known benefits for CBD ...
Dr. Callahan-Lyon addresses the multi-year roadmap to better protect youth – with an emphasis on the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. Topics to be covered include regulatory policies on addiction, appeal, ...
Human trafficking is occurring in various forms across the nation based on the advanced accessibility of technology and social media. Learn how to identify students at risk for human trafficking in your ...
The NASN2020 Exhibitor Prospectus provides details on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities at the NASN annual conference.  Learn more about reaching school nurses with information about your product ...
March 9-13, 2020, Orlando, FL Early bird deadline December 16, 2019. HIMSS20 brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to ...
Julia Muennich Cowell, editor of The Journal of School Nursing, and author Stephanie Foster discuss the article, "Radon Testing Status in Schools by Radon Zone and School Location and Demographic Characteristics: ...
As an employer, you may want to conduct drug tests on employees for a variety of reasons, with safety most likely being the primary one. Drug testing is often a sensitive issue in the workplace and can ...
Learn about the implications of cannabis prescriptions in the school setting including legal, ethical, and compliance aspects. LEARN MORE

"I Have the Right To"

Washington Post reporter Jenn Abelson leads a conversation with Chessy Prout, who is on her journey as a high school survivor of sexual assault. Explore teenagers' struggles, rape culture and related areas. ...
Data is important to advance school nursing. This is why NASN developed the data initiative: The National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts! to help build capacity and understanding ...
If you pay attention to diet trends, chances are high that you have heard of intermittent fasting. There are hundreds of thousands of people who swear by this form of eating and there are many different ...
Over the past 18 months, I have taken a deep dive in school safety and emergency preparedness. As a nationally credentialed school nurse, emergency nurse and disaster response nurse, my findings have ...
Originally presented at the NASN2019 Annual Conference, What's New in Diabetes Technology and How to Manage Care in Schools is now available. This educational activity provides an overview of new diabetes ...
In this continuing education activity, learn to identify comprehensive sexuality education for teens and young adults, use multiple skills in building consensus for comprehensive sexuality education, and ...
This educational activity will provide information on federal laws of providing care in the school setting, common state issues, and other important legal responsibilities in preparing school nurses to ...
A successful product is always the result of a good idea, a quality inspiration, that aims to solve a current problem or need in a marketplace or niche. This being said, a good idea is a necessary, but ...
The needs for school health services are immense. The benefits of school health service systems range from its quick responsiveness to health issues to the equity it provides its benefactors and the ...
Last week on November 6th and 7th over 200 motivated school nurses attended our annual conference!  The conference started out with a bang with Dr. Jane Chevako and her menagerie of characters with the ...
It's About Time: Why Students Deserve Comprehensive Sexuality Education In this continuing ...
A review of the attendance history of 117 9th- and 10th-graders who missed at least 10 percent of days in school showed that 66 percent of the absences were due to illness. School attendance is a known ...
Cristina Jimenez, executive director and co‐founder at United We Dream, shares her experience about her school journey as an undocumented immigration student. Get insights through the complex role undocumented ...
This discussion features understanding the generational impact of childhood adversity through a parent perspective and with a trauma-responsive lens. Building from the foundation of trauma-informed care ...
With a vast amount of data, school nurses face a new challenge in how to share it with other healthcare providers and agencies. This course will analyze a variety of issues including determining best practices ...
NASN’s online community website is made up of communities for school nursing professionals. Its purpose is to provide a place that fosters trust and diversity; where community members can grow in professional ...

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Time to Apply for AATH Conference Scholarships! AATH is excited to share Scholarship Opportunities for the 2020 Annual Humor Conference and Humor Academy in New Orleans! Through our generous ...
You've heard the term   baby proofing   but something new to me is pet proofing. I haven't thought about it before until recently and so I thought it's time everyone jump on the pet proofing band wagon. ...
Myalgic Encephalomyletis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is estimated to occur in as many as two out of 100 children and adolescents (CDC, 2018). There is no diagnostic test available now. This course ...
This new, complimentary educational activity provides school nurses with strategies to improve meningococcal vaccination rates for youth. This activity was developed through a partnership with the National ...
Surrendering care of a loved one who is far away over to someone unfamiliar is one of the most stressful experiences you can have. Whether you’re an hour or a day’s travel away, you feel helpless and ...
Choosing the right doctor is an essential part of ensuring your well-being. A good doctor plays a central role in maintaining your quality-of-life, mental health and keeping your physical health in check. ...
A new interactive educational activity from NASN explains the steps of building a coalition. Learners will be able to use the information in their own practice to develop a coalition plan and identify ...

4 Ways to Reduce College Costs

The privilege of attending college is an expensive one. Many students end up dropping out of college because they and their families cannot afford it. A lot of college students with substantial potential ...
A new on-demand course in the NASN Learning Center helps school nurses recognize, identify, and design their own professional practice websites.  Learn more or enroll today
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with the Food and Drug Administration, state health departments, and public health and clinical partners to investigate the multistate outbreak ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of all Americans aren’t getting enough sleep . You may be battling to fall asleep and stay asleep. Perhaps you wake up tired ...
This August 2019 article has details about a comprehensive approach taken in a Colorado school district.

Spring conference help needed

Hello fellow school nurses!   Planning for spring 2020 conference has begun and we need committee members.  I am sharing this because we would love to have a robust conference planning committee.  ...

Oregon Dental information

Hello-It was suggested that I put updated dental information in this area as a blog.  Here it is!  I can offer one more exciting tidbit here that I did not list in my original post- Rebecca Aalberg, Dental ...

Nurse Act HR 2606

The NURSE Act (Nurses for Under-Resourced School Everywhere Act) HR 2606 was introduced by Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME). The NURSE Act would give grants through ...
NASN has a history of supporting and encouraging school nursing research, which began with several generous donors who provided research funds to honor the earliest school nursing leaders. New this year: ...
Hi Nurses! With two weeks to go before Fall Conference registration closes (DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER!), we are excited to announce that Ruby R. Jason, MSN, RN, NEA-BC will be presenting the session on ...
The Iowa Concussion Consortium and the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa presented the Iowa School Nurse Organization with the Health Care Leadership Award for 2019. This award was given for exceptional leadership ...
Financial problems are a challenge that many people across the world face, no matter the state of the economy. If left to fester, financial problems can completely ruin your life or may have already ...
The scholarship helps improve school nursing by assisting current professional registered school nurses or school nurse educators to pursue post-baccalaureate certification or graduate degrees. NASN members ...
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Effective immediately, a Social Security number is no longer required to use a VSP Eyes of Hope® gift certificate. This will simplify and increase access to vision care for students in need. The ...

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T he following was included in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's recent School Nurse Update. Every other week I create a newsletter and include a section entilted "Practice Points." During ...
Hi All, I wanted to make sure that everyone has the most up-to-date for Corinna Brower, Oregon State School Nurse Consutant, so here it is! :)W Corinna Brower, RN, MPH State School Nurse Consultant ...
Julia Muennich Cowell, editor of The Journal of School Nursing, and authors Amie Bettencourt, Deborah Gross and Susan Breitenstein, discuss the article, "Evaluating Implementation Fidelity of a ...
The 2019 Fall Conference brochure is available. Visit the Fall Conference web page for the brochure and more information about this upcoming event
Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year! I am excited to be the Colorado Association of School Nurses (CASN) President this year and look forward to supporting our organization as we “Lead the Way” in school ...
This conference is shaping up to be a really exciting opportunity! Participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts in their fields, including Gretchen Koch, MSN, RN ...