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Neumann, Linda; Combe, Laurie; Lambert, Patrice; Bartholomew, Kim; Morgan, Susan; Bobo, Nichole – National Association of School Nurses, 2017
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) be knowledgeable about and participate in the implementation of Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach in the educational setting (ASCD & Centers for Disease Control…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Holistic Approach, Health Promotion, Child Health
Bergren, Martha Dewey – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2012
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that data on children's deaths in school should be recorded, analyzed and reported at the local, state and national level. The systematic review of data on child deaths is necessary to drive interventions and policies that will decrease mortality from injuries, violence, acute…
Descriptors: Health Services, Well Being, School Nurses, Death
Denehy, Janice – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2012
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to support the collection of essential nursing data as listed in the Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS). The NMDS provides a basic structure to identify the data needed to delineate nursing care delivered to clients as well as relevant characteristics of those clients. Structure…
Descriptors: Data, Data Collection, Information Technology, Case Records
Zacharski, Susan; DeSisto, Marie; Pontius, Deborah; Sheets, Jodi; Richesin, Cynthia – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2012
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the safe and effective management of allergies and anaphylaxis in schools requires a collaborative, multidisciplinary team approach. The registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as the school nurse), is the leader in a comprehensive management approach…
Descriptors: Allergy, School Nurses, Special Health Problems, Child Health
Cagginello, Joan B.; Clark, Sandra; Compton, Linda; Davis, Catherine; Healy, Marilyn; Hoffmann, Susan; Tuck, Christine M. – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2011
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that school nurses provide leadership in all phases of emergency preparedness and management and are a vital part of the school team that develops emergency response procedures for the school setting, using an all-hazards approach. The school nurse is a vital school…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Planning, Teamwork, School Administration
Mehrley, Melissa; Leibold, Nancyruth – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2011
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses that school nurses have the knowledge and expertise to promote the prevention of overweight and obesity and address the needs of overweight and obese youth in schools. The school nurse collaborates with students, families, school personnel, and health care providers to promote healthy…
Descriptors: Child Health, Obesity, School Nurses, Health Promotion
Pontius, Deborah; Teskey, Carmen – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2011
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses that the management of pediculosis (infestation by head lice) should not disrupt the educational process. No disease is associated with head lice, and in-school transmission is considered to be rare. When transmission occurs, it is generally found among younger-age children with…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Health Conditions, Entomology, Bias
Davis-Alldritt, Linda; Bushmiaer, Margo; Desisto, Marie; Lambert, Patrice; Murphy, M. Kathleen; Roland, Sharon; Selser, Kendra; Wyckoff, Leah – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2011
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) believes that the school nurse is in a prime position to support the health and wellbeing of pregnant and parenting students and contribute to their lifelong success by linking them to resources and advocating for policies and practices that promote high school graduation. It is the position of NASN…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, Child Rearing, Early Parenthood
DuRant, Bonnie V.; Gibbons, Linda J.; Poole, Cynthia; Suessmann, Mary; Wyckoff, Leah – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2010
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that schools should employ professionally prepared Registered Nurses, to conduct and supervise school health programs which address the variety of health problems experienced by school children. NASN recommends a formula-based approach with minimum ratios of nurses-to-students…
Descriptors: School Health Services, School Nurses, Health Needs, Health Programs
National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2008
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that mental health is as critical to academic success as physical well-being. School nurses play a vital role in the school community by promoting positive mental health development in students through school/community-based programs and curricula. As members of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Well Being, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs