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 services.

President’s Message
November 2016

Dear Members and Colleagues,

It is a great honor and privilege to be your 30th President of the New York State Association of School Nurses (NYSASN). I am grateful to have served as your president elect with past presidents Janice McPhee and Carol Bumbolow. We have worked collaboratively during the past year in an effort to continue to build a strong association keeping nursing practice, policy and education in …  (read more)

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NYSASN’s 30th Annual Conference for school nurses to learn how

‘Preserving and Promoting Our Professional Practice’ can be achieved.  

 

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Newly installed officers ready to begin leading NYSASN’s efforts to achieve our mission.

President Betsy Williams and Treasurer Tammy Sullivan watch as Past President
Carol Bumbolow installs Mary Fitzpatrick as the new President Elect.
President Elect Mary Fitzpatrick, President Betsy Williams,
and Past President Carol Bumbolow

December Dates to Remember

December 1 – 7 is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. Raise awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

http://www.ccfa.org/AwarenessWeek/


December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

“Let us work together for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity.”  — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

http://www.un.org/en/events/disabilitiesday/


December 4 – 10 is National Handwashing Week. Share lessons, activities, and information about the importance of hand washing.

http://www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing/


Dec 4 – 10  is National Influenza Week. Promote the benefits of flu vaccine. About 100 deaths from influenza among children are reported each year to CDC.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/nivw-key-points.htm