What Is School Nursing?

How we define what we do

Promoting The Well Being of Our Students

“School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning.”

This definition was adopted at the NASN Board of Directors meeting in Providence, Rhode Island in June 1999


National Association of School Nurses

nasn_logoThe National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization incorporated in 1979, which represents school nurses exclusively NASN has over 11,000 members and 51 School Nurse Association Affiliates. Each of these affiliates elects a representative to the NASN Board of Directors.

Click on MEMBERSHIP and get information on the numerous benefits that NASN has to offer.

Visit the NASN, National Association of School Nurses for details on Continuing Education to include the NASN Annual Conference. The dates are on our Calendar. While you’re there, look around….you’ll also find lots of valuable references!