The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) envisions school communities where students are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. When violent acts, such as school shootings, threaten the safety and well-being of students and school staff, action must be focused on common sense solutions. In recent days, NASN joined the voices of multiple organizations who care about the safety of children and teens. NASN signed onto letters requesting Congress to work in a bipartisan way to enact laws that will keep children safe. ~NASN President, Nina Fekaris

NASN position statement on violence in schools

IASN’s Excellence in School Nursing winner, Julie Collings of New Albany-Floyd County Schools, was recognized at NASN’s 50th anniversary conference in Baltimore this summer. Teresa Stengel was our state’s nurse administrator this year. Here are attendees from Indiana at the national conference.

IASN’s president-elect, Andrea Tanner, and state director, Chris Amidon, were presented with an award for increasing membership 26.6% due to a partnership with the Indiana Department of Education. Laurie Combe of NASN is pictured with Andrea and Chris.

For details on our Excellence in School Nursing & School Nurse Administrator awards:  www.inasn.org/home/about-iasn/awards/

NASN’S Back-To-School Toolkit is here! It’s interactive and chock-full of resources and programs!



Article by IASN immediate past president Leisa Prasser  A good back-to-school share on how teachers can partner with school nurses, Fall 2016 issue of Kappa Delta Pi “Teacher Advocate” magazine

American Academy of Pediatrics endorses full-time nurse in every school, May 2016

Why School Nurses Are the Ticket to Healthier Communities  by Susan Hasmiller, senior advisor for nursing for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and director of the “Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.”


School Nurses Save Lives by Edie Brous, Nurse-Attorney

The mission of IASN/NASN: To advance school nurse practice to keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn.

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