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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
Combe, Laurie G.; Mattern, Cheryl; Fleming, Laurie; Killingsworth, Suzie – National Association of School Nurses, 2017
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that to optimize student health, safety, and learning, a professional registered school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) be present all day, every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on School Health (2016) highlights the important role school nurses…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Health Conditions, School Nurses, Position Papers
McDermott, Elizabeth; Bohnenkamp, Jill Haak; Freedland, Mary; Baker, Dian; Palmer, Karla – National Association of School Nurses (NASN), 2017
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that registered, professional school nurses (hereinafter referred to as school nurses) serve a vital role in promoting positive behavioral health outcomes in students through evidence-based programs and curricula in schools and communities. Behavioral health is as critical to…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Health Services, Child Health, Mental Health
Haynie, Kathey M.; Mauter, Elaine; Lindahl, Brenda; Simons-Major, Keisha; Meadows, Lynne; Maughan, Erin D. – National Association of School Nurses (NASN), 2017
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that utilization of telehealth technology may be a valuable tool to assist registered professional school nurses (herein referred to as a school nurse) to provide school health services. The health of many students is impacted by lack of access to primary care and specialty…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Telecommunications, School Health Services, Child Health
Ondeck, Lynnette; Combe, Laurie; Baszler, Rita; Wright, Janet – National Association of School Nurses (NASN), 2015
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the unique combination of school nursing services and school-based health centers (SBHCs) facilitate positive health outcomes for students. The registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) is responsible for management of the daily health…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Role, School Health Services, Health Facilities
Combe, Laurie G.; Sharpe, Susan; Feeser, Cynthia Jo; Ondeck, Lynnette; Fekaris, Nina – National Association of School Nurses (NASN), 2015
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) serves a vital role in the delivery of health care to our nation's students within the healthcare system reshaped by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, commonly known as…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Health Services, School Nurses, Role
Rose, Kathleen C.; Disney, Jody; Andresen, Kathleen; Tuck, Christine; Porter, Jessica; Bobo, Nicole – National Association of School Nurses (NASN), 2015
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that, where laws permit, unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) can have valuable and necessary roles as assistants to school nurses. It is the professional responsibility of the registered professional school nurse (herein after referred to as school nurse) to identify UAP in…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Role, School Health Services, School Nurses
Ondeck, Lynnette; Combe, Laurie; Feeser, Cindy Jo; King, Rebecca – National Association of School Nurses (NASN), 2014
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that prevention, early recognition, intervention and treatment of child maltreatment are critical to the physical well-being and academic success of students. Registered professional school nurses (hereinafter referred to as school nurses) serve a vital role in the recognition…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Victims of Crime, School Nurses, Role
Tuck, Christine M.; Jordan, Alicia; Lambert, Patrice; Porter, Jessica – National Association of School Nurses (NASN), 2014
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that each student with a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) order have an Individualized Healthcare Plan (IHP) and an Emergency Care Plan (ECP) developed by the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) with input from parents or guardians,…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Role, Individualized Programs, Health Services
Clark, Elizabeth; Compton, Linda; Westendorf, Georgene; Buswell, Sue; Chau, Elizabeth – National Association of School Nurses (NASN), 2014
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 an essential advocate for the health and well-being of all students. Promoting a safe and secure environment is vital to the educational success and emotional development of children. The…
Descriptors: Discipline, Injuries, Death, School Nurses
Bradley, Beverly – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2012
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses that all students, regardless of their sexual orientation or the sexual orientation of their parents and family members, are entitled to a safe school environment and equal opportunities for a high level of academic achievement and school participation/involvement. Establishment of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Policy, Health Services, Minority Group Students
Blout, JoAnn D.; Rose, Kathleen C.; Suessmann, Mary; Coleman, Kara; Selekman, Janice – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2012
Registered professional school nurses (hereinafter referred to as school nurses) advance safe school environments by promoting the prevention and reduction of school violence. School nurses collaborate with school personnel, healthcare providers, parents, and community members to identify and implement evidence-based educational programs. The…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, At Risk Students, Prevention
Hoffmann, Susan; Dolatowski, Rosemary; McDowell, Bernadette; Mancuso, Patty; Rochkes, Laura L.; Wavra, Theresa Ernst; Selekman, Janice – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2012
Telehealth has been defined as "the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration" (United States Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], n.d.). Telehealth enables collaboration of…
Descriptors: Health Education, Telecommunications, School Health Services, Child Health
Bradley, Beverly J.; Mancuso, Patty; Cagginello, Joan B.; Board, Connie; Clark, Sandra; Harvel, Robin; Kelts, Susan – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2012
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that age-appropriate health education about human sexuality should be included as part of a comprehensive school health education program and be accessible to all students in schools. NASN recognizes the role of parents and families as the primary source of education about…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Promotion, Parent Role, Comprehensive School Health Education
Diaz, Anne L.; Wyckoff, Leah J. – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2012
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) is an essential member of the team addressing concussions. As the school-based clinical professional on the team, the school nurse has the knowledge and skills to provide concussion prevention…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Role, School Health Services, Teamwork
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