Questions Relating to NYSDOH Reopening Guidance:

Find answers to your questions on potentially symptomatic students or readmittance of those with prior COVID-19 diagnosis.


NYS Education Department Releases Guidelines for School Re-openings

Health Screening Waiver: The Commissioner’s regulations are amended to provide that hearing, vision and scoliosis screenings required to be provided by public schools are waived for the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 crisis, unless the screening is otherwise deemed necessary.

CDC Grades K-12 Readiness and Planning Tool: This toolkit from the CDC will help ensure your school is prepared for student re-entry with a check list of steps needed to ensure a safe return.


New York State on PAUSE: Governor Cuomo’s executive order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone.

Click for the most recent updates on COVID-19 from:  CDC         NYSCSH          NASN 

To all the wonderful school nurses out there who continue to work during this COVID 19 pandemic, NYSASN wants to hear from you! Share your experiences with us by sending them to communications@nysasn.org and we will post them to our website. The more good news we hear the better to help lift our spirts during these difficult times.

Many thanks to the School Nurses who have responded to our request for sharing their stories during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out their “Good News” submissions here.

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

NYSASN continues to support legislation that would ensure a nurse in every school,
a school nurse for the inspection of pupils, and a minimum of one school nurse per school building.
Please join us in our efforts to support the role of the school nurse. Read more 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 services.

President’s Message

Dear NYSASN Members,

With all the issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the role and responsibility of school nurses is more important than ever.  We know that school nurses are on the front lines of exposure to students who are sick or who are asymptomatic but infectious. NYSASN has been one of the leading charges in communicating with leaders of our state regarding the importance of a school nurse being an essential member on pandemic preparedness, re-opening and re-entry planning teams. (Read more here…)

Membership

As of January 1, 2020, all membership dues for both NYSASN and NASN (National Association of School Nurses) are processed through NASN.

Click here to learn more, become a member, or renew your membership. 

School Reopening – Checklist for School Nurses

The NYSASN Board of Directors re-entry committee has developed a check-off list of guidelines (based on CDC and DOH/SED guidelines) for school re-entry. This list addresses safety and preparedness. It is a resource for you to use that lists items to consider as you prepare for re-entry. 

Create Team/Join a team

  • Become part of your school reopening team
  • Consult with Medical Director to develop guidelines for nurses in management of COVID-19

Office Set-Up

  • Office setting design- separating well children and sick children
  • Use of partitions, curtains, polycarbonate, separate room if staffing available
  • How will you ventilate the nurse’s office – HEPA filter, air circulation, air purifiers, etc.…?

Disinfectants/Sanitize/Hand Sanitizers

  • Disinfectants- daily and between sick children
  • Have hand sanitizers available for nurses and in key public areas (Read more)

 

View and download the full checklist here.

32nd Annual School Nurse Orientation

Due to the continued COVID 19 Pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the School Nurse Orientation (SNO) Conference scheduled to occur this summer.

Click here to read a message from the School Nurse Orientation Chair

NYSASN’S 34th Annual Conference
November 6-7, 2020
Batavia, New York

Batavia Downs, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020 
Friday, November 6th will be the banquet/awards dinner. Saturday, November 7th will be the one day conference.

 

View photos of the 2019 Annual Conference here.