School Nurse Proclamation 2019

A group of our Georgia school nurses with Governor Brian Kemp for School Nurse Proclamation Day 2019!  

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children's Vision Award! Please click here for more information:

2019 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children's Vision Award

  

 

Calling all Public, Private, Charter and School Health Leaders... 

The Georgia Every Student Counts Survey for School Year 2018-2019 is here! 

Due Date: June 4, 2019 Early Submission/September 9, 2019 Final Submission

Hello Fellow Georgia School Nurses and School Health Teams,

As the 2018-2019 school year draws to an end, please take this opportunity to join fellow school nurses and schoolhealth providers across Georgia in participating in the annual school health data collection survey, Georgia EveryStudent Counts. This standardized data collection tool is part of a national initiative, led by the NationalAssociation of School Nurses (NASN) and supported by our state affiliate, the Georgia Association of School Nurses(GASN). This year’s survey is very similar to last year’s survey in that we will continue to collect data in three maincategories: school health staffing, chronic conditions and health office visits/dispositions.

As a reminder, the data collection initiative is aimed at bringing visibility to the immense health needs of ourstudents and clarifying the school nurse workforce. Additionally, data collected in this initiative clearly depicts thenature of our specialty practice and outcomes of our care. Collecting and sharing data in this fashion is a powerfulway to advocate for the resources needed by school nurses and students, and it validates the unique andirreplaceable role of school nurses.

The Georgia Every Student Counts Task Force continues our commitment to data safety and security and wouldlike to remind you that data submitted on this survey will only be reported in aggregate form, along with otherdata from our state, and will not be identifiable by student name, school, district or county. It is recommendedthat data is submitted with approval from your administration.

We will also be doing another drawing this year for data submitted by the early deadline of June 4, 2019 andanother in the fall for the final data submission deadline which is September 9, 2019!

We want to thank and celebrate the 49 school systems who submitted data for the 2017-2018 school year and aremotivated to keep the momentum and level of participation going! Our goal is for more than 200 school systemsto report their 2018-2019 school year data! We want our school nurses’ workforce information and school healthdata to be a true reflection of the hard work of all Georgia School Nurses.

The link to the survey is as follows: 2018-2019 Georgia Every Student Counts Survey

Should you have questions or need any additional information about the survey or this year’s data collection,please contact your Every Student Counts Regional Data Coach, Debbie King at[email protected], or Lynne Meadows at [email protected].

Have a great summer break!

For Frequently Asked Questions, please click here: FAQ's

 

 

 

For employers wanting a W-9 form for the 2019 GASN Conference, please click here:

2019 GASN Conference W-9

 

Meningococcal Vaccine Update

Message from DPH Commissioner concerning the meningococcal vaccine:

Meningococcal Vaccine Message

 

 

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Now is the perfect time to educate our students and families about these diseases!

Click here to learn more: AAFA