The New York State Association of School Nurses (NYSASN) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) encourage members to collect and share data.
The New York State Center for School Health (NYSCSH) at www.schoolhealthny.com , has a data collection tool called, “Count Us In NYS” and has created uniform templates that make it easy for school nurses to collect monthly data. The link to the NYSCSH Data Reporting page is https://www.schoolhealthny.com/Page/196.
Data collection can be used to share, educate, and/or make positive impacts/ changes in your building or district. Sharing your data with the NYSCSH can have a wider impact. Data collected at the state level will be shared with NASN, which will use the data collected on a national level.
School nurses need to show what they do and the impact they have and that can be done through data collection.
Information about the NASN National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts!
Every Student Counts! Is a NASN dataset initiative which is intended to reveal the true prevalence of health conditions and needs of the 95% of US children who attend school every day and who is caring for these students in school. The metrics collected are workforce data, chronic disease prevalence (asthma, life threatening food allergies, seizures, and Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes), student health office visit disposition, and chronic absenteeism.
Link to NASN’s National School Health Data Set: https://www.nasn.org/research/everystudentcounts
If you have been collecting data, please let us know. We would love for you to share how you have used data in your district to inform stakeholders, advocate for change, and/or obtain additional resources. Data is necessary to advance school nursing. The National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts! helps build capacity and understanding of school health data. As part of this initiative we invite you to participate in a media (videos, infographics, or other media) contest by sharing ideas and ways you have promoted data. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2020.
Check out the details in this link: https://www.nasn.org/blogs/erin-maughan/2019/12/06/data4schoolnurses-a-media-contest?CLK=cba8350f-dbc9-4ef7-8a76-d80bd6a1342d
Again, data shared with NYSCSH “Count Us In NYS” will be shared with NASN’s “Every Student Counts!”
Please collect and share your data. We hope that many NYS School Nurses have entered the Data4SchoolNurses! Media Contest. There is a winner amongst us!
For further information, please contact, Connie Griffin, BS, RN, AE-C, NCSN, NASN Director for NY, NYS Data Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Linda Khalil, MSEd, BSN, RN, SNT
NYSCSH Director, via email: email@example.com
or Melissa Trau, BSN, RN
NYSCSH Health Services Resource Specialist
This information can also be viewed at https://nysasn.org/index.php/nysasn-adocacy-priorities/.