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Yonkaitis, Catherine; Barker, Patricia; Lechtenberg, Julia; Nasuta, Mary – National Association of School Nurses, 2021
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that every school-age child should have access to a registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as the school nurse) who has a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university and is licensed as a registered nurse through a…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Certification, Nursing Education, Licensing Examinations (Professions)
Amidon, Christine; Haapala, Lori M.; Whitney, Stacey – National Association of School Nurses, 2022
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that reaching high vaccination coverage of school-age children, as outlined in Healthy People 2030 (U. S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2021a), is an essential public health objective. The National Strategic Plan for the United States 2021-2025 highlights…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Immunization Programs, Access to Health Care, School Nurses
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Best, Nakia C.; Nichols, Ann O.; Waller, Anna E.; Zomorodi, Meg; Pierre-Louis, Bosny; Oppewal, Sonda; Travers, Debbie – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: Determination of adequate school nurse staffing is a complex process. School nurse-to-student ratios and the health services school nurses provide to students should be considered. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of North Carolina school nurse-to-student ratios and school nurse health services on the health and…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Health Services, Diseases, Diabetes
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Willgerodt, Mayumi A.; Walsh, Elaine; Maloy, Caitlin – Journal of School Nursing, 2021
The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is a student-centered approach that focuses on a culture of health to support student success. Despite its use, the empirical evidence supporting the model is unclear. We conducted a scoping review to understand the research supporting WSCC as a model for student/school health. The search…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Models, School Health Services, School Nurses
Emge, Gina; Thornton, Janet; Bailey, Sharon L.; Kern, Lisa; Neumann, Linda; Lambert, Patrice; Lindahl, Brenda; McDermott, Elizabeth; Morgan, Susan – National Association of School Nurses, 2021
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that prevention, early identification, and intercession on behalf of the child/youth beset by human trafficking are essential to the student's psychological and physical well-being, as well as academic success. The registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to…
Descriptors: Crime, Slavery, Children, LGBTQ People
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Grunin, Laura; Malone, Susan – Journal of School Nursing, 2022
The bioethical concept of "best interest standard" is cited in courts across America and considered to be an effective method of managing pediatric health care decision-making. Although the "best interest standard" is referred to in an abundance of nursing, medical, legal, and bioethical literature, refinement and a clear…
Descriptors: Ethics, Pediatrics, Decision Making, Biology
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Kaskoun, Jeannine; McCabe, Ellen – Journal of School Nursing, 2022
Mental health disorders in school-aged children are on the rise. The need for mental health care is well recognized, and the provision of this care in schools is recommended. An integrative review explored how school nurses view their role in addressing students' mental health. Fourteen articles were identified, eleven using a qualitative design…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Attitudes, Mental Disorders, Child Health
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Morse, Brenna L.; Anderson, Lori; Combe, Laurie G.; Delack, Sandi; Ondeck, Lynnette; Homme, Carissa – Journal of School Nursing, 2022
The complexity and demands of the school nurse role have changed greatly over time. Our aims included determining tasks and knowledge relevant to modern school nursing in the United States, identifying continuing education needs of school nurses, and describing anticipated changes to the professional role. A secondary analysis of a cross-sectional…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Staff Role, Job Analysis, School Health Services
Neumann, Linda; Landry, Joshua; Haapala, Lori; Griffin, Constance – National Association of School Nurses, 2021
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) provides leadership/care coordination in collaboration with the school-based team to manage student concussion. The school nurse has the healthcare knowledge and skills to provide concussion…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Health Services, Head Injuries, Brain
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Lepkowski, Angela M.; Shannon, Robin Adair; Maughan, Erin D. – Journal of School Nursing, 2020
The paucity of scientifically rigorous school nursing clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) presents barriers to evidence-based care of students with special health-care needs. A "Model for Developing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for School Nursing" (School Nursing CPG Model) was developed under the auspices of the National…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, School Nurses, Models, Validity
Levasseur, Suzanne; Nelson, Lynn; Crowe, Doreen; Major, Keisha E. S. – National Association of School Nurses, 2020
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the safe and effective management of opioid-related overdoses in schools must be incorporated into the school emergency preparedness and response plans. The registered professional school nurse provides leadership in all phases of emergency preparedness and response. When…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Drug Abuse, Drug Therapy, Intervention
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Wilt, Lori – Journal of School Nursing, 2022
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes (TID) and their parents depend on school nurses to keep students safe in school. Parent satisfaction with T1D care is impacted by school factors including school nurse presence. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships among parental satisfaction with diabetes care in school, parental report of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Diabetes, School Nurses, Parent Attitudes
Yonkaitis, Catherine F.; Dark, Amy; Compton, Linda; Haynie, Kathey – National Association of School Nurses, 2022
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that all students should have access to school nursing care by a registered, professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) all day, every day. For students who face barriers to accessing healthcare, especially those living in predominantly low-income,…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, School Health Services, School Nurses, Barriers
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Davis, Diane; Maughan, Erin D.; White, Krista A.; Slota, Margaret – Journal of School Nursing, 2021
A gap analysis was used to examine the scope of school nursing practice in the United States. An investigator-developed 39-item self-assessment survey of scope of school nursing practice was modified from an existing validated tool, organized around the five principles of the National Association of School Nurses' Framework: Standards of Practice,…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Health Services, Improvement, Public Health
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Olsen, Heather; Kennedy, Eric – Journal of School Nursing, 2020
Research supports recess, however, playground injuries are prevalent with more than 200,000 cases per year requiring medical attention. School playgrounds are among the leading location for injury. The purpose was to identify the safety and risk factors of playground environments and impact attenuation characteristics of surfacing materials.…
Descriptors: School Safety, Playgrounds, Injuries, Risk Management
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