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.

The Decision Is Yours

All NYSASN members are encouraged to voice their opinion on whether or not to join with the National Association of School Nurses.

May 2019


Dear NYSASN Members,

NYSASN’s Board of Directors is committed to enhancing the professional excellence and personal satisfaction of its membership. Ever mindful of our mission, “To advance the practice of school nursing and enhance the educational success of students by promoting quality health services,” we feel compelled to explore the benefits that unification with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) might offer to you, our valued members, and to the children we care for.

NASN provides guidance for the practicing school nurse to reach the goal of supporting student health and academic success by developing a framework for professional school nursing practice. Unifying with NASN will provide endless networking opportunities, a stronger unified voice with advocacy efforts plus professional and educational benefits. Please take a few minutes to read more about this proposed unification here.

Sincerely,

Gail Hall, DPL, RN
President, NYSASN

Results of the
Membership Survey on
Unification

Last month NYSASN members were asked to complete a five-question survey regarding NYSASN unifying with NASN. They also had the opportunity to provide additional written comments.
Should you have any questions, please contact Constance Griffin, NASN Unification Chairperson at: NASN@nysasn.org.

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 School Nurse Colleagues,

NYSASN takes pride in offering quality speakers and current topics at our annual conferences. Our Conference Committee is very proud of the specifically developed program for school nurses which will be presented this fall in Latham, NY. Click here to view the “Save The Date” flier for our 33rd Annual Conference.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Gail Hall, DPL, RN
President, NYSASN

 

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School Nurse Shortage: A National Crisis

A segment of CBS This Morning that aired on April 11, 2019, provided information on what some are calling a growing national crisis: the shortage of school nurses. As we are well aware, our roles as school nurses are more critical than ever with a growing number of children suffering chronic illnesses along with the occurrence of medical emergencies happening at any given moment. This piece highlights the issue of the lack of school nurses and how it affects students and staff. Let us hope that the attention given to this story will encourage legislators to mandate a school nurse for every building in New York State.

View the segment here:  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nurse-shortages-at-schools-could-be-putting-your-child-at-risk/

School Nurse Orientation
August 12-15, 2019
at the Lodge at Welch-Allyn
Skaneateles, New York

The 31st School Nurse Orientation Program presented by the New York State  Association of School Nurses continues to retain its popularity as the essential preparation for those new to the position, as well as those who have three or fewer years of experience. If you are such a nurse, employ one, or work with one, please consider this opportunity. It is filling up quickly!

New this year!

You can now register online and pay with your credit card, or pay later with a purchase order.