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When: Sunday, June 30, 2024 – 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm Where: In-Person NASN2024, NASN's Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease and a common reason for pediatric emergency medical treatment. In the United States, there is a disproportionate burden of asthma among children of color and those who are economically disadvantaged. The focus of our session is on the adoption of undesignated stock emergency asthma medication in schools. We will review the current stock albuterol landscape and share best practices for passing legislation that allows a stock albuterol program. Our presentations align with NASN’s ...
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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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Sunday, June 30, 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm In May of 2023, a NASN delegation of 13 school nurses from 13 states traveled to the UAE for a cultural and professional exchange. In alignment with NASN’s School Nursing Practice Framework™ , the delegation focused on the principles of care coordination, leadership, quality improvement, and community/public health. Join us as we share what we learned and how it has helped us to advocate for equity and inclusion of the diverse populations in our school communities.
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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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When : Friday, June 28th at 4pm Central Where : In-Person NASN2024, NASN's Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois Did you know that NASN has an updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and implementation toolkit? This is an incredible "must see" resource for school nurses. You do not want to miss this presentation to learn about the new recommendations for the care of students with seizures and epilepsy in schools and the many sample IHP’s, educational trainings, and other resources. I hope to see you soon!
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Good afternoon school nurses! Whoo Hoo!! We made it through another school year, and it’s getting close to Conference time! Question: Are you interested in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)? How about participating in a thought provoking conversation about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? Have you thought about your comfort level when certain or even sensitive DEI topics arise? Throughout the country we all are witnessing the considerable amount of attention devoted to this hot topic, and it is an increasingly important one especially in the school nursing profession. Staying abreast with today's school nursing issues and trends requires an understanding ...
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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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In-Person NASN2024 Session Saturday, June 29: 11am-12:15pm Chicago, Illinois When you think of student health in schools your first thought is not telemedicine. However, telemedicine is quickly becoming a tool to fill the gap between the consistent problems of workforce shortages and budget limitations. Telehealth allows virtual nurses to help underserved communities that may not have access to an in-house school nurse. Examples of these communities include Indian reservations, rural areas, or, on the opposite end, densely populated school districts, all with one problem: a shortage in access to school healthcare. To be clear, I’m not suggesting telemedicine ...
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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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Have you considered how effective your school's efforts are at educating young people about their health? Is the curriculum scientifically accurate, age-appropriate, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed? Are people with disabilities, those from traditionally marginalized groups, gender-diverse folks, and others excluded from what is often outdated and non-inclusive programming? And what can you, as a school nurse, do to advocate for more comprehensive and equitable health education? These are major components of our public health and leadership responsibilities under the newly-revised School Nursing Practice Framework. Join us at #NASN2024 on Friday, June ...
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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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Chicago Chic: A Silent Auction Extravaganza A silent auction fundraiser that will take place at In-Person NASN2024 . This Satchels & Purses for Nurses auction supports the NASN Endowment Fund. Join us for this fun-filled event showcasing many purses, totes, and satchels generously donated by the NASN Board, Affiliate Organizations, Past Presidents and friends. All proceeds go to the NASN Endowment Fund, making it an opportunity to support and promote excellence in school nursing. We are excited this year to have online bidding! No more hovering over bidding sheets --- this “online-only, anytime-bidding” auction allows you to bid at any time ...
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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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Breathe Easier: How You Can Improve Student Health Through Better Indoor Air Quality School nurses are in a prime position as community health leaders to set best practices in their schools to promote healthier environments with good indoor air quality for students and staff. Children are more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution since they are growing rapidly and breathe faster than adults. Additionally, asthma is a prevalent chronic illness among school-aged children and a leading cause of absenteeism. At Chemical Insights Research Institute (CIRI) of UL Research Institutes, our goal is to help professionals across ...
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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, ...