HISTORY- The Georgia Association of School Nurses was organized in 1991 to unite school nurses committed to providing quality health care services to school children. GASN remains dedicated to promoting excellence in school health through its continued education programs and advocacy.
STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS FOR FY 2010 THRU 2016
Georgia Association of School Nurses
Policy Approved by BOD 07/12/ 2010
GASN's mission is to promote the development of professional School Nurses thereby improving the quality of health education and services provided to Georgia students and school staff in the public and private school settings thereby promoting educational achievement. This includes active collaboration with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning.
Georgia School Nurses are prepared leaders who develop and implement a coordinated school health program in every Georgia school to improve the health status and educational outcome of students and staff. Focusing on attendance and academic success supports the achievement of AYP in Georgia schools. Student and staff attendance exceeds the national averages, and researched-based health practices advance student learning, i.e. academic achievement.
Empowerment GASN believes in connecting research, theory, and practice to foster strength in School Nurses, students, staff and families for use in their own lives, their populations and communities.
Professionalism GASN demonstrates excellence and integrity by providing high quality service, products and standards while valuing ethical and honest relationships.
Partnering GASN promotes respectful, intentional and engaged community and professional collaboration.
Diversity GASN welcomes a diverse membership and acknowledges that each member is inherently valuable and brings unique perspective and contribution to our mission.
Planning GASN establishes a strategic course of action to ensure accomplishment of specific objectives that leads the organization from where it is now to fulfill the vision of our future.
GASN will strengthen and solidify a membership that is driven toward excellence in school nursing practice.
· Provide high quality member services to retain and strengthen School Nurses statewide.
· Identify and partner with agencies and organizations that are willing to collaborate to achieve mutual goals and objectives.
· Advocate for the development of policies that positively impact the health of our students, staff and families.
· Become an influential advocate for safe and effective school health services.
· Advocate for legislation of school nursing in Georgia schools.
· Be recognized as the expert voice of school nursing in GA.