SIGN NASN'S PETITION TO FUND 10,000 SCHOOL NURSES 

When schools reopen, it is imperative that school nurses -- frontline healthcare providers -- are present so that students can be healthy, safe and ready to learn at school. 
 
Please sign this petition to the White House to fund 10,000 school nurses for the upcoming school year now -- as the critical discussions on how this country reopens its schools in the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic begin. 

 

Please click here to sign the petition: FUND 10,000 SCHOOL NURSES

 

School Nurse of the Year Winners!

Val Homer RN (Forsyth County), Sandy Jones LPN (Butts County), and Lisa Wilson RN (Chatham-Savanah County), were recognized by the State Superintendent for the 2019 School RN, School LPN, and School Nurse Administrator of the Year.  We are so proud of you all!

Please click here to read the winner bios: SNOTY

Congratulations!

 

GASN at NASN

A group of our Georgia school nurses at the NASN Conference in Denver, Colorado!

 
 

 School Nurses in the News

 

Click here to read the article: GASN Director Lynne Meadows on the growing need for school nurses

 

 

DPH Vaping Health Advisory 

The DPH has put out a Health Alert around the severe pulmonary disease seen in users of vaping products
Please click here for Health Alert: Vaping Health Alert  
Here are some resources for tobacco and vaping cessation: 
  • Georgia Department of Public Health Quit Line (ages 13 years and older): https://dph.georgia.gov/ready-quit
  • Juul cessation texting program for youth from the Truth Initiative®: 
This innovative and free text message program was created with input from teens, college students and young adults who have attempted to, or successfully, quit e-cigarettes. 
The program is tailored by age group to give teens and young adults appropriate recommendations about quitting. The program will also serve as a resource for parents looking to help their children who now vape.
Youth and young adults can access the new e-cigarette quit program by texting "DITCHJUUL" to 88709. Parents and other adults looking to help young people quit should text "QUIT" to (202) 899-7550.

 

Meningococcal Vaccine Update

Message from DPH Commissioner concerning the meningococcal vaccine:

Meningococcal Vaccine Message

 

 

 End Child Sex Trafficking & Sexual Violence in Georgia: A School-Based Prevention Program

This is a friendly reminder that Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta continues to offer all school professionals the free online 1-hour training course on child sex trafficking and other sexual violence, “End Child Sex Trafficking & Sexual Violence in Georgia: A School-Based Prevention Program.”  This training meets the requirements for training teachers outlined in SB 401.  The training is relevant to teachers, administrators, counselors and psychologists, nurses and support staff.   

 

View flyer here: Training for School Personnel 

Please click here for the link to the seminar:

Here are instructions for users:

To view the module as an individual, simply click the link and work through the process. After completing the evaluation at the end, a certificate will be available for printing. If participants are watching in a group, one person will sign in and complete the demographics and pre-training survey for themselves and then show the video to the group. After watching the module, the lead for the group should send the link to all those who watched. Each person can then complete the demographics and survey process for themselves and receive their own certificate. There is no longer a need to send rosters to us. However, it is imperative that each person who watches follows the link as that will be the only way we have a record of attendance. Keeping track of attendees and receiving their evaluation is critical to help us design the best training possible, make edits as needed, and be able to accurately report on our work to our funders in order to maintain long-term support for the program.