New York State Association of School Nurses

Caring for New York’s Future





 

 

 

 

 

Advancing the Practice of School Nursing





 

 

 

 

Enhancing the Educational Success of Students

Promoting Quality Health Services

New York State Association of School Nurses

Caring for New York’s Future





 

 

 

 

 

Advancing the Practice of School Nursing



 

 

 

 

 

Enhancing the Educational Success of Students

Promoting Quality Health Services

New York State Association of School Nurses


The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has issued a new definition of school nursing:

School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials.

Approved by the NASN Board of Directors, June 2016.


 


The American Academy of Pediatrics states in their policy statement that “School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health of students.” (AAP COUNCIL ON SCHOOL HEALTH. Role of the School Nurse in Providing School Health Services. Pediatrics.2016;137(6):e20160852).   Click here to read the full Policy Statement.


 

New York State

Association of School Nurses

 

Caring for New York’s Future

 

 Our Mission: To advance the practice of school nursing and enhance the educational success of students by promoting quality health service.

President’s Message
August 2016

“Well, I think the main message is there is more to your story…” – Max Lucado

Is there something you care about in your practice? Are you eager to convince your administration that students need and deserve adequate staffing in the Health Office? Do you want your state senator ora sssembly person to support RN to BSN legislation? Is there a parent who has been hesitant to fully immunize his child? Does your student fail to adhere to her Asthma Acton Plan? How do you gain the support of important stakeholders?  (read more)

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

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Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. The purpose of NIAM is to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.

Ensuring that children are vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s vaccination records.

Let us remind our school communities that it is time to review children’s immunizations for school. Share information about the importance of vaccines with your community. The National Public Health Information Coalition has developed a tool kit to help promote the importance of immunizations.

Learn more at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html

 

Interested in attending SNO?

While the earlybird deadline of July 15th has passed, there is still room and still time to register for School Nurse Orientation – August 15-18, 2016.

School Nurse Orientation

August 15-18, 2016
Welch Allyn Conference Center

A professional development conference for registered professional nurses and school medical directors who are new to the specialty practice of school nursing. This four-day educational event offers a comprehensive introduction to school nursing standards and best practices, while providing an excellent opportunity for networking with colleagues.

Download the complete brochure with registration information here.

 

30th Annual Fall Conference

Preserving and Promoting Our Professional Practice

November 4-5, 2016
Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco

Download the complete conference brochure and registration information here.