News from IASN

  • 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

  • Big Changes coming to Medicaid eligibility!!!

    One in three Hoosiers are covered by Medicaid. With the end of the Public Health Emergency looming, many with this insurance are in danger of losing their coverage due to overlooking requests for updates to their address or income eligibility.  Our friends at Covering Kids and Family in conjunction with other groups have developed a toolkit for providers.  Here is a link to the toolkit: Communicating Changes to Medicaid

  • IASN Annual Conference: Save the Date!

    Save the Date flyer:

  • IASN Executive Board Meeting November 2022

    The IASN Executive Board met at the Embassy Suites in Noblesville IN to begin planning the coming year.  The strategic plan was updated to reflect current trends and some tentative conference planning was done, details to come when the date is confirmed with the hotel. Watch your email for information when it becomes available. We were so lucky to have Jolene Bracale from DOE join us for the day!  In the afternoon, Lorrie Ramsey and Gina Bindley from IDOH joined the meeting to share their initiatives and get to know the board.  We had a very productive retreat!
  • Executive Director exhibits at Midwest Social Worker conference!

    On November 3rd and 4th Deb Robarge, Executive Director for IASN exhibited at the Midwest Social Workers conference at the Rennaissance Hotel in Carmel Indiana.  Over 300 attendees from the Midwest region were in attendance. Everyone agreed about the important work that School Nurses and School Social Workers do together!
  • 4th Annual CKF Policy and Advocacy Conference

    Please plan to attend the 4th Annual CKF State of Coverage Virtual Policy Summit to be held next week.  The Summit is virtual and free with National and State speakers.  Here is the link to reserve a seat:
  • National Student Sleep Week September 12-18th

    Please promote this information with your school community especially students: National Student Sleep Week promotion
  • Cindy Hill, IASN secretary participates in podcast

    Last year in May 2021, Cindy co-presented at an international nursing podcast regarding mental health needs of youth in the school setting specifically youth with special health care needs. Team Peds Talks - Children with Special Health Care Needs and Intellectual Disabilities

    While the podcast is geared toward advanced practice nurses it also discusses partnership with school nurses.  Congratulations Dr. Hill!

  • Are you great at social media? IASN wants YOU!!!

    IASN needs someone to become our Facebook and Twitter coordinator.  If interested and/or want more me at  Have a great start to the new school year!
  • THANKS to all who attended the 2022 IASN annual conference!!!

    We had over 130 attendees at our first ever summer conference! We enjoyed wonderful food, networking and outstanding speakers. Stay tuned for plans for our next conference!!! Have a wonderful summer!!!