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Doremus, Wendy A. – National Association of School Nurses, 2023
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that healthy and safe communities are essential for the optimal health, well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of all school age youth (NASN, 2022a). Bridging education and healthcare, the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Role, Student Needs, Public Health
Yonkaitis, Catherine F.; Kinnaman, JoDe; Del Bosque, Adalia; Gargula, Sharon-rose; Copas, Diane – National Association of School Nurses, 2023
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional school nurse is an essential member of a multidisciplinary education team that identifies, evaluates, and monitors students who may be eligible for services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA; 2004) or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
Doremus, Wendy A. – National Association of School Nurses, 2023
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) believes school nursing services that are reimbursed in other healthcare environments should also be reimbursed in the school setting. The registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as the school nurse) bridges education and healthcare and delivers quality, cost-effective…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Health Services, Financial Support, Access to Health Care
Amidon, Christine; Cogan, Robin; Kern, Lisa; Hlinomaz, Joan – National Association of School Nurses, 2023
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that every student should attend school in a safe, supportive, and equitable environment. Access to a registered professional nurse (hereinafter referred to as a school nurse) democratizes healthcare for the most vulnerable students and families. This document provides the…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Health Services, Access to Health Care, Child Health
Doremus, Wendy A. – National Association of School Nurses, 2023
Bullying is a significant issue in schools and in the lives of students. By definition, bullying is unwanted and repeated aggressive and intentionally harmful behavior involving a perceived or real imbalance of power among school age youth. Bullying that occurs during students' years in school can result in school absenteeism, academic…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Aggression, Intervention
Doremus, Wendy A. – National Association of School Nurses, 2023
School attendance is essential for academic success. Significant loss of learning time due to chronic absenteeism critically impacts academic attainment and places students at risk for school dropout and potentially negative lifelong effects on health, education, employment opportunities, and financial stability. To resolve chronic absenteeism, it…
Descriptors: Attendance, School Nurses, Role, Intervention
Doremus, Wendy A. – National Association of School Nurses, 2023
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that schools and districts should establish DNAR policies, protocols, and practices that enable each student to receive best practice care, as designated by clear and specific directives for the individual, throughout the entire course of their condition while they are in…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Position Papers, Professional Associations, Health Services
Doremus, Wendy A. – National Association of School Nurses, 2023
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that prevention, early identification, intervention, and care of child maltreatment are critical to the physical/emotional well-being and academic success of students. As professionals who bridge education and health, registered professional school nurses (hereinafter referred…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Prevention, Intervention, Well Being
Doremus, Wendy A. – National Association of School Nurses, 2023
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that all students, including those with disabilities or special healthcare needs, must have equal opportunity to safely take part in school-sponsored before, after, and extended school year programs and activities, also known as Out of School Time (OST). The registered…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Students with Disabilities, Special Needs Students, After School Programs
Doremus, Wendy A. – National Association of School Nurses, 2023
While school nurses are accountable for their own practice, stipulations in individual employee contracts may require supervision and evaluation. Like teachers and others who provide services for students, school nurses can benefit from self-assessment, peer review, and supervision and performance evaluations that focus on fostering continuous…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Accountability, Supervision, Evaluation
Graf, Karen; Gowda, Anupama; Hudson, Julie; Taylor, Breana; Yonkaitis, Cathy – National Association of School Nurses, 2022
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and evidence-based health education program be implemented for all students. NASN recognizes the vital role of parents and families as an integral source of health education. The registered school nurse (referred to as the…
Descriptors: Health Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Parent Role
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
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
Strawhacker, MaryAnn Tapper; Combe, Laurie G. – National Association of School Nurses, 2022
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that utilization of telehealth technology is a valuable tool that can assist registered professional school nurses (herein referred to as a school nurse) to enhance access to school and community health services. A substantial number of students experience health disparities…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Health Services, Telecommunications, Child Health
Lechtenberg, Julia; Landry, Joshua; Elliott, Karen S.; Kizior, Char; Morris, Sharon – National Association of School Nurses, 2022
When integrating complementary and integrative therapies into the school setting, the nurse steps beyond allopathic (conventional) treatments into therapies that may not be accepted as traditional. It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered, professional school nurse (hereafter referred to as school…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Medicine, School Health Services, Evidence Based Practice
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