Georgia Association of School Nurses

Promoting the development of professional School Nurses in Georgia since 1991

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Advocacy

To bring school nurses together with a common voice and goal in speaking out on legislative issues that impact school health and the provision of school nursing services.

School Nursing

School nurses positively affect academic success, student and staff wellness by the provision of health services and healthcare education to the school community.

Calendar

Join us for upcoming school nursing events around the state.

Nurse Of The Year

GASN recognizes those who have demonstrated excellence in school nursing service and health programs, school nursing practice and leadership in school health.

GASN News

Governor Deal Signs National School Nurse Day Proclamation

      Hi Georgia School Nurses,   SHOUTING…HAPPY NATIONAL  NURSE’S WEEK TO YOU! We hope you had a wonderfully celebrated week! On behalf of the Georgia Association of School Nurses Executive Board: Thank you for all you do as School Nurses…as you know your role is critical in improving the health of students and staff, and in ensuring students are safe, healthy, in school, and ready to learn. Research has shown there is a clear connection between health and academic success. As so eloquently stated by the National Association of School Nurses…school nurses are professional nurses that advance the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievements of all students by serving on the front lines and providing a critical safety net for our nation’s children. Your contributions to schools are very much appreciated and your role is invaluable!  We certainly appreciated the signed Proclamation Governor Deal presented to us.  We presented Governor Deal with a beautiful plant and thanked him for his continued support of school nurses and for his leadership and advocacy in helping our school nurse programs flourish! Please scroll down and listen to the School Nurse Day broadcast from Beth Mattey, President of NASN. All the best, Lynne P. Meadows, RN, MS GASN State Director     NASN Radio     .  ... read more

GASN Announcements

ACE–Asthma Educator Training Update

Save the date Asthma Care and Education (ACE)Asthma Educator TrainingFriday, July 15, 2016 (Please note updated day and date.) Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Office Park1680 Tullie Circle NE, Classroom 5Atlanta, GA 30329 Brochure is coming soon. Register online For more information, contact Sara Gunter. For other CME opportunities, visit the CME... read more

National School Nurse Day, Wednesday, May 11 2016

From: http://www.nasn.org/portals/0/releases/2016_National_School_Nurse_Day.pdf   National School Nurse Day 2016 School Nurses: Better Health. Better Learning.TM (Silver Spring, MD) − National School Nurse Day, May 11, 2016, is a time to celebrate the specialty practice of school nursing. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) applauds the contributions school nurses make every day to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students. The theme this year — School Nurses: Better Health. Better Learning.TM — continues to be reflective of the significant roles school nurses have in the health care in their school communities, as well as in modeling health and resiliency. That healthy children learn better is a simple truth, and school nurses work to remove barriers to learning. In the United States more than 73,000 school nurses are stepping up to help students meet new challenges they face today and working to support education and advance student health. Health, healthy lifestyles and graduation are the goals. “School nurses collaborate with students, the school community, families, the health care community, the community at large, and government agencies so that children are in school, healthy, safe, and ready to learn,” said NASN President Beth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN. Adding, “A professional school nurse is needed in every school to care for every child because school nursing is the foundation for student health.” NASN believes all teachers deserve to have school nurses in their buildings so that teachers can focus on instruction and students’ individual educational needs; and parents deserve to feel secure that children are safe at school and their health needs are met every day by specialized school nurses. School... read more

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