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

 We will be voting soon on this important decision on whether to  unify NYSASN with National School Nurse Association. Please read the two important motions regarding this under the Members tab in the Member Documents section.

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 NYSASN Members,  

I wanted to take a minute and welcome you back to school! I know that you all have been VERY BUSY with the new immunization requirements as well as welcoming the students, organizing  medications, emergency plans, sports issues….the list goes on and on!   First of all, a reminder that our Annual Conference will be held in Latham, NY on November 1st-2nd, 2019. We have a tremendous slate of speakers and topics. “How to Promote the Role …  (read more)

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Immunization Requirement Updates

On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing nonmedical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children to help protect the public from the worst measles outbreak in more than 25 years.

These changes reflect the seriousness of ensuring all children are properly immunized. Perhaps the most important change to the regulations is the requirement that physicians are now required to enter the reason for their medical exemptions in NYSIIS. In addition, it requires the use of medical exemption forms approved by the New York State Department of Health or New York City Department of Education; a written statement from a physician is no longer allowed. In order for a medical exemption to be compliant with state regulations, providers must submit patient information, including the reason [for the exemption] that such immunization may be detrimental to the child’s health to the statewide immunization information system within 14 days following the in-person clinical interaction that occurs at or after what would normally have been the due date for administration of an age-appropriate immunization to that child.

Learn more about the latest changes to NYS DOH Immunization Regulations by clicking on the links below:

Links:

NYSDOH Webinar: Measles and the Repeal of Non-Medical Exemptions for NYS Healthcare Professionals – August 13, 2019
NYSDOH Immunization Requirements FAQs
NYSDOH Fact Sheet: New Law on School Vaccination Requirements
NYS (ny.gov) School Immunization Requirements – Emergency Regulations