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Fioravanti, Megan; Strawhacker, MaryAnn; Allsbrook, Pam – National Association of School Nurses, 2021
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that restraint and seclusion should not be used in the school setting as a routine form of discipline. Restraints and seclusion should only be used when the child's behavior poses an imminent danger of serious physical harm to self or others (United States Department of…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Discipline, Behavior Modification, Educational Legislation
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
Amidon, Christine; Meadows, Lynne P.; Thornton, Janet; Wheeler, Camille; Miller, Tina D. – National Association of School Nurses, 2021
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that, to provide culturally competent care, school staff and communities should institute affirming policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth. These include bullying, health risk behaviors, and rejection from family and…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, School Nurses, School Policy, Bullying
Reiner, Kathy L.; Compton, Linda; Heiman, Mary B. – National Association of School Nurses, 2021
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that to protect and promote the health of all children, robust environmental health protections must be in place, and the inequities that lead to environmental injustice must be eliminated. The environment is a powerful social determinant of health and a critical factor in our…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Health Promotion, Educational Environment, Environmental Influences
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)
Ferguson, Andrea; Begley, Cindy; Bartholomew, Kimberly; Strawhacker, MaryAnn; Hudson, Julie – National Association of School Nurses, 2021
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that student behavioral health and wellness must be prioritized for students to successfully access and engage in educational opportunities. It is imperative that school systems respond to, and address, student behavioral health and wellness to ameliorate disparities related to…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Behavior, Mental Health, 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
Less, Cynthia; Luna, Francis; Bruch, Kae Austin; Heiman, Mary – National Association of School Nurses, 2020
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional nurse collaborates to lead the school health services team in the identification of and intervention for health-related barriers to improve student learning (American Nurses Association [ANA] & NASN, 2017, p. 84). This document provides the…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Organizations (Groups), Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation
Emge, Gina; Wilson, Louise; Miller, Tina D.; Ferguson, Andrea – National Association of School Nurses, 2020
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) initiates and develops an Individualized Healthcare Plan (IHP) for students whose healthcare needs require more complex school nursing services. An IHP is a plan of care written by the…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Health Services, Student Needs, Individualized Programs
Kern, Lisa; Wetzel, Clayton S., III; Kerley, Karen; Elliott, Karen; Bailey, Sharon – National Association of School Nurses, 2020
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the management of head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) infestations in school settings should not disrupt the educational process, including but not limited to the elimination of classroom screening, forced absences from school for nits and/or live lice and broad…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Child Health, Communicable Diseases, Hygiene
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
National Association of School Nurses, 2020
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that access to a registered professional nurse (hereinafter referred to as a school nurse) all day, every day can improve students' health, safety, and educational achievement. Student acuity and school community indicators should be assessed to determine appropriate staffing…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Role, Working Hours, Responsibility
Griffin, Constance; Barker, Patricia; McDermott, Elizabeth; Meadows, Lynne; Peiffer, Cheryl – National Association of School Nurses, 2020
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that immunizations are essential to primary prevention of disease from infancy through adulthood and that childhood vaccinations are an effective way of preventing serious childhood illnesses (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2017). NASN supports…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Staff Role, Immunization Programs, Disease Control
Hardy, Alicen; Traut, Cameron; Begley, Cindy – National Association of School Nurses, 2019
In 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) identified the school nurse as the healthcare expert to manage students with chronic healthcare needs, including those with disabilities (ESSA, 2015). In 2011-2012 approximately 25% of children aged 6 to 17 years were reported to have a special health care need (Child Health USA, 2014). School nurses…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Extracurricular Activities, Field Trips, Intramural Athletics
Neumann, Linda; Morgan, Susan – National Association of School Nurses, 2019
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that service animals allow some students with disabilities access to their education while enabling greater independence. The registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) as a member of the school planning team, facilitates the integration of…
Descriptors: Animals, Students with Disabilities, School Nurses, Role
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