The previous version of the bill below stalled during the legislative session. NYSASN will keep members apprised when a new version of the bill becomes available.


Together, we can ensure that every New York State school student has a Registered Professional School Nurse at their school to provide quality nursing services.

  1. Find your NYS legislator:
    Find your Senator: https://www.nysenate.gov/senators-committees
    Find your Assembly Member: http://nyassembly.gov/mem/
  2. Write/email/call/visit your state legislators to request that they support the following bills and sign on as a co-sponsor:
    A3855, Colton/S2362, Parker: School nurse on premises during school hours in any school having 100 or more pupils
    A0853, Gunther/S4635, Robach: Would require school districts in largest five New York cities to employ a minimum of one school nurse per school buildingA0152, Cahill: School nurses for the inspection of pupils in schools
  1. If your legislator is one of the bill sponsors indicated above, express support for the bill.
  2. Cite any or all of the following points from the NASN document: School Nurses: Supporting Education, Advancing Student Health
  • School nurses have served a critical role in improving public health and in ensuring students’ academic success for more than 100 years
  • School nurses provide early access to care when children’s cognitive development is at its peak
  • School nurses promote wellness and disease prevention to improve health outcomes for our nation’s children
  • School nurses are members of school-based mental health teams, along with school counselors, psychologists and social workers
  • School nurses use their specialized knowledge, assessment skills and judgement to manage children’s increasingly complex medical conditions and chronic health illnesses
  1. State that school nurses influence student attendance and reduce health care expenditures with preventative care and chronic health management
  2. Provide copies or links to the following support documents: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/AAP-Policy-Statement-Recommends-Full-Time-Nurse-in-Every-School.aspx