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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!!!
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Hope to see many of you at this years conference, live and in person!   Gain valuable information, network with colleagues from around Indiana...visit our vendors, win door prizes!!!!   Come one come all!!!!   It will be educational and fun!!!!
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Join our conference and celebrate with us (and learn new information) at our live and in person conference on June 15th and 16th.   See the IASN website conference webpage for more information and to registration - hope to see you all there!!!
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Please consider nominating a worthy school nurse (or yourself) for this honor from IASN.  Application:  Excellence in School Nursing Awards
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See the link for this important interview:  Indiana school nurses want parents to understand their daily challenges (fox59.com)
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Register now for the IASN conference to be held this November 17th and 18th at the Embassy Suites Noblesville Indiana!  "The Relentless School Nurse" and national known School Nurse, Robin Cogan will be our keynote speaker!   For more information and to register please visit our Conference 2021 tab on the website:  Conference 2021    Don't miss all the great information and a chance to network with other school nurses throughout the state!!!
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Past President of IASN, Andrea Tanner interviewed for Washington Post Article:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/06/24/covid-school-nurses-understaffed-students/ Bravo to Andrea for using her voice to amplify the role of the school nurse!!!
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School Nurse wanted in New Palestine, Indiana for Southern Hancock Community Schools,  see this link for more details and the  application:  https://www.applitrack.com/southernhancock/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Student+Support+Services
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The Indiana Association of School Nurses is planning for their annual in person conference this year November 17th and 18th at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in  Noblesville Indiana - see the Save the Date flyer!  Hope everyone can join us this year! More information to come as its available in our conference tab on this website!
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Congratulations to Tracey Akers, School Nurse Administrator of the Year for 2020-21!  Tracey has been the School Nurse coordinator for Warsaw Schools since 2010.  She is an active member of IASN currently serving as our Membership Chairperson!  Here is the news release about Tracey:  Please join the Indiana Association of School Nurses (IASN) in congratulating Tracey Akers for her award of School Nurse Administrator of the Year of 2020-2021!  Tracey has been a school nurse for Warsaw Community Schools since 2005 and the School Nurse Coordinator since 2010.  She oversees the health services of over 7,000 students and works closely with the administration to ...
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Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses.   National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.  This year, building on the increased visibility of nurses' contributions, National Nurses' Week has been expanded to Nurses' Month in May. School Nurse Day is May 12, 2021. This year's theme is "School Nurse Day: Championing the Whole Student!" The tags to use on social media are: #SND2021 or #schoolnurseday. School Nurse Day Information:  School Nurse Day - 2021
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Announcing our School Nurse of the Year for this school year is Joyce McKinney from Brownstown Central Community School Corporation!  Read all about Joyce in the article from her local newspaper in the Discussion Library in our Community - fabulous article!   Congratulations Joyce!  We will be announcing our School Nurse Administrator of the Year soon!
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Check out the offerings to earn CEU's from our partners at the Immunization Coalition: UPCOMING WEBINARS: Vaccine Facts and Fallacies: How to tell the difference Date: July 14, 2020 Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST Notes: With so much information about vaccines available today, it can be difficult to ascertain what is accurate and what is misinformation.  This webinar will give you the tools to do so! Our presenter will be Monica Kasting, PhD.  Dr. Kasting is an Associate Professor of Health and Kinesiology in the Department of Public Health at Purdue University CME and CNE will be available. Registration: Vaccine Facts and ...
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You may have a unique opportunity to attend the National NASN conference virtually!  The cost this year is much more reasonable for registration and there are no added costs of air fare or hotel!   Check out the links below to learn more, don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from national speakers in the comfort of your home! Key Details: Registration Options: Virtual NASN2020: This option includes 15+ CNE contact hours; additional CNE can be earned for every poster you view and evaluate. Virtual NASN2020 PLUS: This options includes all of the Virtual NASN2020 content PLUS a library of additional content having a minimum of 8 CNE ...
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Please check our these evidence based sources of reliable health information on the Coronavirus from NASN:  Coronavirus Disease 2019 Resources (COVID-19)   Indiana State Department of Health:  Indiana's Novel Coronavirus Response Additionally important is the CDC landing page for Coronavirus resources:   CDC resources: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Please direct colleagues, friends and families to these prime sources of reliable and up to date information about the Coronavirus as school nurses are a trusted source of information!    IASN hopes everyone stays healthy during this public health crisis!
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During Day two of our IASN annual conference we gave out several awards.   This years winner of the KA Coffman award is the Indiana Epilepsy Foundation.  The award was accepted by the organizations executive director - Ryan Keys.  Jeannie Langenkamp BSN RN was named as our School Nurse of the Year.  She works at Maple Glen Elementary at Westfield Washington Schools and was nominated by her supervisor Teresa Layton.  The 2019 IASN School Nurse Administrator of the Year is Jennifer Wright RN.  Jennifer is the Director of School  Nursing for the Avon and Brownsburg school districts and was nominated by Brittany Waggoner!  .Congratulations to this year's awards winners!  ...
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Last week on November 6th and 7th over 200 motivated school nurses attended our annual conference!  The conference started out with a bang with Dr. Jane Chevako and her menagerie of characters with the topic of "Are you my School Nurse"  Other topics for the first day included vaping, human trafficking and GI/Ostomy care.  We had an informative and productive IASN membership meeting and adopted a revision of our bylaws (see the bylaws section).  The second day kicked off with Dr. Jane again and her topic of "Hots, Snots and Trots"  which was a great overview of the major health issues that most school nurses face.  The other topics and vendors were all great!  ...
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It's About Time: Why Students Deserve Comprehensive Sexuality Education In this continuing education activity, learn to identify comprehensive sexuality education for teens and young adults, use multiple skills in building consensus for comprehensive sexuality education, and define characteristics of abstinence‐only and comprehensive sexuality education programs. LEARN MORE Check out our very own Chris Amidon who presented at the most recent national NASN conference in ...
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INDIANA SCHOOL NURSE OF THE YEAR Patricia Cunningham, MSN, MBM, RN, was presented with Indiana's School Nurse of the Year award at the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis recently. Pat is the school nurse coordinator for Merrillville Schools. Pat describes herself as "very passionate when it comes to nursing, teaching, and serving the community. I love school nursing, but I love my students more. I consider my vocation as more than a job or a career; I consider it a ministry." She adds, "I do not see my students where they are today; I see my students as how they will be in the future--nurses, doctors, lawyers, and teachers." She loves former Surgeon General ...
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NASN’S Back-To-School Toolkit is here! It’s interactive and chock-full of resources and programs!  Visit NASN.org for this toolkit .