GASN at NASN 2022:

 

NASN 2022 Conference Committee:

 

 

2021 School Nurse of the Year Winners:

School Nurse Administrator of the Year

Amy Roark, BSN, RN
Clarke County

 

RN School Nurse of the Year

Tracy Lynn Wagner, RN
Fulton County

 

 

 

 


 
 

 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