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NASN Board of Directors Meeting In Washington DC   

January 25-28, 2014


School nurses converged on Washington, DC in January to attend the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Board of Directors (BOD) meeting. The BOD consists of school nurses from across the nation who are leading in the transformation of school health by bringing  experience and diversity to the role of school nursing and assisting NASN in achieving its vision and mission.  Carolyn Duff, the current President of NASN and Executive Director, Donna Mazyck head up the leadership team for the organization.


The Strategic Committees of Advocacy/Public Relations, Research, Governance, Member

Program and Resources presented priorities and outcomes for the future.

 These included:

  • gaining stakeholders support for school nursing
  • identifying and expanding funding models for practice
  • securing financial stability
  • communicating evidence based indicators
  • development and structure of the BODNASN President, Carolyn Duff indicated that since we live in turbulent times, the plan must be able to be adapted and changed to meet the needs of changing times.

    It is clear that school nursing and NASN is evolving !


    NASN has legislative priorities that are promoted on Capitol Hill and the BOD are expected to make appointments with their representative and senators.

    The NASN Legislative Priorities for  2014 are:


  • Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act of 2013 ( H.R 3532 and S. 1546) .NASN requests that the bill reflect the many essential aspects in school nurse involvement in addressing concussions.
  • Members of Congress are urged to enact comprehensive legislation with the inclusion of school nurses in the health care definitions and in the stakeholder teams. 
  • Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (H.R. 5, S. 1094)    NASN requests that the inclusion of specialized instructional support personnel (SISP)  throughout the legislative language.
  • Members of Congress are urged to enact comprehensive legislation, which includes SISP and the importance of prevention and intervention services for students. 
  • The Student to School Nurse Ratio Improvement Act of 2013 ( H. R. 1857)    NASN is asking that Members of the House of Representatives become co-sponsors. 
  • Senate members are asked to consider becoming an original co-sponsor of a companion bill. 

    Although the trip had a full agenda, board members had an opportunity to network and socialize  during 6am walks and late dinners, in addition to a tour of the Supreme Court and State Department. Temperatures were frigid, but we were able to solidify some warm connections during the winter meeting.


    Mary Blackboror MSN, RN, CSN-NJ

    NJ NASN Director




Here’s a NASN technology tip . . .

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could quickly and easily access full-text articles of the Journal of School Nursing and NASN School Nurse??  Now it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 . . .
Go to the NASN Web site at

Find any link to the Journal of School Nursing orNASN School Nurse.  (Look on the home page just to the left of the slideshow or on the Member Center.)
Use Option 1 to link to our publisher’s site and have instant and full article access.

Sharon Conley, Director of Information Technology

National Association of School Nurses

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