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

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. 

NYSASN Appreciates School Nurses!

This year school nurses face exceptional challenges as schools reopen in the midst of a pandemic. In recognition of those who go above and beyond the ordinary in their efforts to maintain the health, safety and morale of their schools we have created the School Nurse Everyday Hero Recognition.

Each month we will review submissions detailing school nurses that deserve special recognition. The application can be filled out telling us the specifics about what you’ve done, or in recognition of a colleague. Each individual deserving of the School Nurse Everyday Hero Recognition will have their name, photo and description of their efforts posted on the NYSASN website.

Click Here to Nominate an Everyday Hero! 

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.

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.

NYSASN Releases Back to School Statement

New York’s School Nurses are Prepared for the start of the 2020-2021 School Year. Whether students return to school in person, in a hybrid model, or remotely, New York’s school nurses are well prepared and are ready to welcome their student’s back to the classroom. Read the full statement here.


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.


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

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