Calling all School Nurses in Georgia: Do you want to attend the NASN Conference?

Do YOU want to attend the in-person NASN conference in Atlanta this summer but don't have district funds to cover the cost? Send us a brief email as to why you would like to attend and how you plan to use this beneficial experience to influence your school nursing practice in your district or school clinic.  GASN will select ONE Georgia school nurse to attend on full scholarship (conference registration and hotel cost will be covered). Send your request to [email protected] by 12 PM on June 1, 2022. Please make note of NASN's COVID vaccination guidelines.

 

Coming to Atlanta! 

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) conference is coming to Atlanta this summer, June 28 - 30, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown! This year’s theme is Connecting Health Equity and Student Success. More info on the NASN conference can be found here.

GASN is excited about this opportunity for Georgia school nurses.  This is a rare opportunity to attend a national conference in our own state!  In addition to high quality professional speakers and discussions, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with school nurses from across the country. The NASN conference is a worthwhile and valuable professional experience. 
 
In an effort to encourage GA school nurses to attend the NASN conference. GASN will be hosting a 1-day event on July 1, 2022, immediately following the NASN conference. The GASN business meeting and symposium will be held in the same location as the NASN conference so individuals can conveniently plan to attend both.  We look forward to recognizing our GA School Nurse of the Year (Administrator, RN, LPN) at the GASN event. 
 
NASN Registration is OPEN!
Register and book in the hotel block here: 2022 NASN Registration
 
We look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta this summer!

 

GASN is excited to announce a school nurse appreciation dinner and a 1-day event for GASN members on June 30th & July 1, 2022.

As a thank you for your hard work over the past few years & always, GASN will be hosting a FREE dinner for GA school nurses on June 30th at the White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails. You won't want to miss this fun evening!

 

The dinner and the 1-day event will immediately follow the NASN Annual Conference. We hope that GA school nurses will attend the NASN conference and stay an extra night to join us for dinner and the GASN event the following day. There are no vaccine requirements for the GASN dinner and 1 day event. 


Join us! Click here to renew your GASN membership, RSVP for the School Nurse Dinner & GASN 1 day event, and pre-order your 2022 GASN t-shirt. 


June 27 - June 30: NASN Annual Conference

June 30, 6 - 9 PM: GA School Nurse Dinner @ White Oak Kitchen & Cocktail located at 270 Peachtree St. NW, 100, Atlanta, Ga 30303

July 1, 8 AM - 1:30 PM: GASN 1 day event (lunch included)
Registration Link: 

 


 
 

 School Nurses in the News 

 

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

 

 

 Our Advocacy Worked!

Senators also added $2 million to give school nurses $2,000 bonus payments, instead of the $1,000 bonus payment proposed by the governor and the House. Tillery said senators wanted to maintain pay parity between nurses and teachers.

Read the full article here: Georgia Senate seeks bigger raises for nurses, prison guards