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.


 

 

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.

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
September 2016

“For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: It also depends on what sort of a person you are.” —C.S. Lewis

Among the most enjoyable aspects of being a School Nurse is the opportunity to develop relationships with, and become a mentor to new colleagues. I am especially thrilled that my nephew’s wife, a bright and accomplished young woman, has chosen to become a School Nurse. As we talked about the beginning of the year, her enthusiasm was contagious. She is the sort of person who will continue to passionately advocate for   (read more)

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Food Allergy Policy Survey

Please take an opportunity to express your thoughts and experience about this important topic. We have been asked to share this with you and encourage you to take a few moments to complete the survey here. Thank you.

 

September is

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

and

Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month.

 

Also during this month, National Suicide Awareness Week is held September 5-11, 2016. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention asks that you help to “raise our voices to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.”

The third week of every September is Growth Awareness Week.

Malnutrition Awareness Week is held September 26-30, 2016. For more information on these important health concerns (more)