News from IASN

  • Save the Date IASN Conference November 20th and 21st

    The IASN annual conference will once again be held in Noblesville, Indiana at the Embassy Suites and Conference Center on November 20th and 21st.  Please check the conference tab on the IASN website for updates as they are posted.  Hope to see you all there!

  • Nurses Day at the Indiana Statehouse February 20th Registration

    Please consider joining Indiana nurses from other nursing associations at the Indiana legislature on February 20th 10 AM to 1 PM.  Come educate or Indiana legislators about school nursing issues. Click on the registration link to register and/or for more information:!info

  • Excellence in School Nursing nomination now open!

    Please submit nominations now for School Nurse and School Nurse Administrator of the Year!  Here is the link to the Awards page and nomination form: Awards - Indiana Association of School Nurses (  Contact Deb Robarge directly if you have any questions.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Tanner!

    Please see this month's Journal of School Nursing to read about the research that Dr. Tanner did on non-epileptic seizures in adolescents:

    We are very proud of you and so happy you call Indiana home!

  • Check out Conference photos on IASN homepage from conference!

    Please send me your great photos from the recent IASN conference!  Also please send me photos of any activities you are doing at your school!

  • IASN annual conference starts tomorrow!!!

    Welcome to all who have registered for our IASN conference tomorrow in Noblesville at the Embassy Suites and Conference center - we have a great agenda and interesting vendors waiting for you tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

  • Project Firstline Resources

    Check out these free CDC created resources about Infection Control brought to you by IDOH and the University of Indianapolis.  We could all use a review in infection control.

  • Congratulations to our President-Elect!

    The IASN executive board recently met and elected Tori LaMotte our new President- Elect.  Tori will be working closely with Joy to learn the ropes of the annual conference.  Tori is the district nurse of the Garrett-Keyser-Butler CSD.  Welcome Tori!

  • Congratulations to our SNAY, Esther Moeller!

    Congratulations to our 2023 School Nurse Administrator of the Year, Esther Moeller, nurse supervisor at Perry township schools!

  • Congratulations to our SNOY - Ryan Kandell!

    Congratulations to our 2023 School Nurse of the Year, Ryan Kandel, school nurse at the Sycamore School in Indianapolis!

    IASN School Nurse of the Year!
  • Joy and Deb attend the Team Up for Sports Safety Meeting

    Stakeholders from HS sports gathered to meet on Friday, April 21st at Gainbridge Field House in Indianapolis to discuss prevention of HS sports injuries. The two life-threatening topics discussed were sudden cardiac arrest and heat exhaustion prevention.  Representatives from the Athletic Trainers Association, IHSAA, superintendents, EMTs and scool nursing were in attendance at this meeting sponsored by the Korey Stringer Institute. It was good to be at the table with these stakeholders!

    Joy and Deb represent IASN
  • Register for the 2023 IASN Conference today

    Here is the link to register: Register for IASN 2023
    The conference committee has lots of great speakers, door prizes and fun planned for our well-deserving school nurses!  Go to the conference page for more information as it becomes available:

  • Help with Research Needed

    Seeking school personnel for school-entry vaccine requirements study

    Seeking public and charter school personnel for an opportunity to participate in a voluntary research study about school-required vaccinations that is being conducted by Megan Carlson, doctoral candidate at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health. This study has been approved by the Indiana University Institutional Review Board (IRB).

    Participation is confidential and involves an interview that will take place virtually, using the Zoom platform, and will take 30 minutes.

    Participants sought for the study include school staff who have provided support or have knowledge of school entry vaccination requirements for an Indiana public or charter school or district. 

    A link to the study information sheet which provides additional details about the research study can be found here: IU Info Sheet for Research_CARLSON.docx.

    Interested persons should contact Megan Carlson at or complete the following google form: Research Participation Request