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,

One year ago, I was installed as NYSASN’s president elect, and there was no way I could have imagined the challenges that we, as school nurses, would be facing in 2020. Since the Covid pandemic hit, school nurses have been thrust into the forefront of the public health arena. Where school nurses had traditionally been viewed as support staff, they are now being called upon to be experts on disease control. And, as always, nurses have risen to the occasion.. (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. 

 

Earn a Free AED For Your School!

The Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation has 10 AEDs they are looking to give away!

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death on school campuses and #1 killer of  student athletes. School nurses are on the front lines of student health and are critical to a school’s readiness to respond to a cardiac emergency. Parent Heart Watch and the Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation support making schools heart safe. Get Charged Up New York! is a program that promotes cardiac preparedness through the installation of AEDs and implementation of Cardiac Emergency Response Plans. New York State school nurses can now apply by March 15 to earn a free AED for their school by participating in Get Charged Up New York!  AEDs with an optional wall cabinet or waterproof pelican case will be awarded by CPR/AED Awareness Week in early June after program goals are achieved at participating schools. Please help us protect young hearts and apply now!
Link is below:

Get Charged Up New York! Program Application

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! 

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. 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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