Community Announcements

  • Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

    On June 12, a bipartisan group of twenty U.S. Senators announced a proposal to look at the gun crises in America. This proposal is aimed at keeping children and schools safe while reducing the overall threat of violence across our country. This proposal includes mental health resources, school safety resources, and gun violence prevention components.
    If you support this bill, please reach out to your Senators. Let them know that you support this common sense, bipartisan legislation to stop senseless gun violence and prevent more loss of life.
  • KSNO Summer Conference--It's not too late to register!

    Earn CNE, see other Kansas school nurses IN PERSON(!!!) or virtually, and get great info for your school nursing practice. All this at the annual KSNO Summer Conference 2022 in Wichita.  Early bird registration is available through June 17 and NASN/KSNO members receive a discounted rate on registration. See the brochure for details.
  • Senate Bill 62 passes

    The bill provides children with free basic vision screenings. Frequency of Vision Screenings:

    • Annually for children with disabilities aged three through five years who are participating in IDEA part B programs;
    • At least once each school year for students enrolled in kindergarten and each of the grades one through three, five, seven, and ten in a school district or an
      accredited nonpublic school; and
    • Within the first year of admission for any student enrolled in a school district or an accredited nonpublic school.
  • School Nurse Toolkit

    Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Adolescent Health School Nurse Toolkit (scroll down the page to see the toolkit)
  • 2022 - 2023 Immunization Table Tool for School Nurses

    Kansas Immunization Requirement School Nurse Tool – 2022-23 School Year

  • School Nurse Day Coming Up May 11

    School nurses are critical to all aspects of students’ health! National School Nurse Day May 11.
    Bridging Healthcare and Education.
    #SND2022 @schoolnurses
    www.schoolnurseday.org.
  • Adolescent Health Conference

  • Seizure Safe School Communities

    Seizure Safe School Communities - School Nurses Improving Epilepsy Education, Systems of Care, and Health Outcomes

     NASN is looking for a total of 6 school districts in at least 2 states interested in advancing the equitable care for students with seizures.  This work is part of a five-year CDC funded project focused on the pivotal role the school nurse plays in coordinating a support system for students with epilepsy. 

    Six state school nurse "navigators" will be compensated for their work collaborating with NASN and connecting practicing school nurses with professional development and resources to create a seizure safe culture in their schools, and helping students self-manage and transition from pediatric to adult care.  

    For those states that recently passed Seizure Safe School legislation, or have this legislation on the horizon, this partnership can help prepare to implement the required school training components of the legislation. 

    NASN is well aware of the constraints COVID continues to place on school nurses.  Full participation in this project would not begin until late spring 2022, with flexibility to extend beyond that time.  Indicating a strong interest does not fully commit you to this partnership with NASN but will help move project planning along. 

    School nurses know the health, social, and academic struggles of students with seizures.  NASN wants to support both the school nurse and these students they serve.

    Please direct questions and/or indicate your interest by email to Nichole Bobo, NASN Director of Nursing Education (nbobo@nasn), by December 3, 2021.