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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
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
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
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
King, Kate; Emge, Gina; Palmer, Karla; Wilson, Wendy – National Association of School Nurses, 2019
Recess is an opportunity for students to engage in physical activity and play with fellow students. Aerobic physical activity is positively associated with cognition, academic achievement, behavior and psychosocial functioning outcomes. It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that scheduled recess not be withheld for…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Physical Activities, Child Development, School Nurses
Molner, Claire; Fioravanti, Megan S.; Rau, Wendy; Bruch, Kae Austin; Bobo, Nichole – National Association of School Nurses, 2019
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that all students with healthcare needs should receive coordinated and deliberate transition planning to maximize health and well-being. As an essential member of the multidisciplinary school-based team, the registered professional school nurse is ideally placed to provide care…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Chronic Illness, Student Needs
Allsbrook, Pam; Begley, Cindy; Graf, Karen – National Association of School Nurses, 2019
Emergency preparedness in schools is a process designed to protect students and staff from harm, minimize disruption, ensure the continuity of education for students, and develop and maintain a culture of safety. Utilizing their expertise in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, school nurses provide valuable insights for the four…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Planning, School Safety, School Nurses
Meadows, Lynne P.; Griffin, Connie; Luna, Francis; Maughan, Erin; Peiffer, Cheryl; Wysocki, Regina – National Association of School Nurses, 2019
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that all registered professional school nurses (hereinafter referred to as school nurses) should have access to a software platform for student electronic health records (EHRs) that includes nursing language/medical terminology and complies with standards of confidentiality,…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Computer Software, Student Records, Information Management
Reiner, Kathy L.; Bartholomew, Kim – National Association of School Nurses, 2019
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that, when necessary and permitted by law, the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) can implement safe and effective delegation of nursing tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel, (UAP) at school. Delegation is an important practice…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Nursing, Role, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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
Wheeler, Joann M.; Ward, Carol; Rebowe, Darla – National Association of School Nurses, 2018
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) is a crucial member of the team participating in the prevention of bullying in schools. The school nurse role includes efforts to prevent bullying and the identification of students who are…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Prevention, School Nurses
Freeland, Mary; Easterling, Traci; Reiner, Kathy; Amidon, Christine – National Association of School Nurses, 2018
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. Registered professional school nurses (hereinafter referred to as school nurses) practice within the "NASN…
Descriptors: Prevention, Child Abuse, Intervention, School Nurses
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