School Nurse

School Nurse

Sponsored by the National Association of School Nurses

Welcome

School nurses work in schools, treating students. They can work in every school level, from elementary to college. School Nurses are responsible for caring for students who get sick or injured during school hours, taking vital signs, recording symptoms, and administering basic medical aid. School Nurses also educate students on health care and growth development.

About NASN

Mission: The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing....

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School nurses work in schools, treating students. They can work in every school level, from elementary to college. School Nurses are responsible for caring for students who get sick or injured during school hours, taking vital signs, recording symptoms, and administering basic medical aid. School Nurses also educate students on health care and growth development.

About NASN

Mission: The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing.

Vision: The vision of NASN is that every student is healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

Core Values:

Child Well-being 
Diversity 
Ethics
Excellence
Innovation
Integrity
Leadership
Scholarship 

CONTACT
1100 Wayne Ave #925
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240-821-1130
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  • School Nurses Can Be Mental Health 'Detectives' But They Need Help

    Posted Sep 28, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • NASN2016!

    Posted Feb 17, 2016 by Garret Armes

    Where is the conference?

    JW Marriott Indianapolis
    10 S West Street
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

    Key conference dates

    Now: Hotel Room Block open
    Now: Event Registration open
    April 15: Early Bird Registration deadline
    May 16: Pre Registration deadline
    June 29: Preconference Day
    June 29: Dance Party featuring 16 Candles
    June 30-July 3: Full Four-Day Conference
    June 3...

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    Where is the conference?

    JW Marriott Indianapolis
    10 S West Street
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

    Key conference dates

    Now: Hotel Room Block open
    Now: Event Registration open
    April 15: Early Bird Registration deadline
    May 16: Pre Registration deadline
    June 29: Preconference Day
    June 29: Dance Party featuring 16 Candles
    June 30-July 3: Full Four-Day Conference
    June 30: 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run
    July 2: Annual Business Meeting

    CNE contact hours provided

    You may earn up to 20.5 contact hours for full participation in the full four-day conference. Additional contact hours can be earned for attendance at a preconference session.

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  • School nurses attend national convention in Philadelphia

    Posted Sep 1, 2015 by Garret Armes

    Some 82 school nurses from Delaware spent the beginning of the summer break attending the National Association of School Nurses 47th Annual Conference themed, Embracing Today - Transforming Tomorrow, June 24-27 at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia. The conference offered school nurses from across the country strategies to build their leadership skills as w...

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    Some 82 school nurses from Delaware spent the beginning of the summer break attending the National Association of School Nurses 47th Annual Conference themed, Embracing Today - Transforming Tomorrow, June 24-27 at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia. The conference offered school nurses from across the country strategies to build their leadership skills as well as enhance their understanding of laws and policies affecting school health.

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  • School nurses help our kids succeed in school

    Posted May 5, 2015 by Garret Armes
  • Florida school nurses contend with complex medical issues, low annual salaries

    Posted Mar 9, 2015 by Adam Burkhart
  • West Virginia School Nurse of the Year recounts her calling to nursing

    Posted Jan 11, 2015 by Adam Burkhart

    She refers to it as a calling, much like God beckoning a minister. Only this calling was to nursing. And she was only 9 years old.
    Her mother was dying. One beautiful summer afternoon, contemplating the enormity of her impending loss, she felt an urge so strong she could almost reach out and touch it. She knew then that she had to do something with her life that involved h...

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    She refers to it as a calling, much like God beckoning a minister. Only this calling was to nursing. And she was only 9 years old.
    Her mother was dying. One beautiful summer afternoon, contemplating the enormity of her impending loss, she felt an urge so strong she could almost reach out and touch it. She knew then that she had to do something with her life that involved helping.
    She never wavered. She got a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Wesleyan and a master’s in business communications from WVU. She worked on the business side, as a case worker for insurance companies, but her heart belonged to hands-on nursing. She did plenty of that, everything from the OR and ER to floor nursing and ICU. She found the soul of her calling in school nursing.
    In November, Janet Allio was named West Virginia’s School Nurse of the Year. She alternates between Piedmont Elementary and Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary. Along with the usual earaches and bellyaches, she deals regularly with emotional trauma, children affected by home violence, arrests and other family troubles. She helped launch the Handle With Care program that alerts school personnel when a student may need special attention following some sort of familial police action.

    READ MORE: http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20...

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  • School nurses do more than take a child's temperature

    Posted Dec 9, 2014 by Adam Burkhart

    Head nurse describes duties to Bay Ridge education panel

    By Paula Katinas
    Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    School nurses do a lot more these days than just take a student's temperature and dispense aspirin. The nurses working in New York City schools do such things as offer first aid, train people in the proper use of an Epi-Pen and screen children for mental issues like depress...

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    Head nurse describes duties to Bay Ridge education panel

    By Paula Katinas
    Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    School nurses do a lot more these days than just take a student’s temperature and dispense aspirin. The nurses working in New York City schools do such things as offer first aid, train people in the proper use of an Epi-Pen and screen children for mental issues like depression.

    Gail Adman, RN, deputy director of school nursing at the Office of School Health, who was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Community Education Council (CEC) of School District 20 on Wednesday night, offered the public a glimpse of life as a school nurse.

    READ MORE: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articl...

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