Advocacy Tools

Advocacy 101: How to ACT and How to be HEARD!
NJSSNA developed this resource with tips and links to help school nurses become better advocates for certified school nursing and for healthy kids.

Better Health. Better Learning.TM Toolkit
This toolkit developed by NASN includes key messages, infographics, and template email messages and letters.  When selecting a downloadable item in the toolkit, member login is required.

Certified School Nurses: What’s the Message?
Attendees at the Discover the Leader in You workshop were asked to craft a 30-60 second elevator speech explaining the benefits of hiring a certified school nurse.  Each speech targets a different audience.

NASN Advocacy web page
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Policy, Politics and the Future of Nursing
This is a presentation given by Pat Barnett, CEO, New Jersey State Nurses Association.

Sample letter to legislator
Afraid to write a letter to your legislator? It’s easy! This letter developed by NJSSNA will help you with formatting and give you ideas on how to frame your ideas. This is not a real letter and should only be used as an example.

Unlocking the Potential of School Nursing
This article from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines the vital contributions of school nurses to the American medical and education systems, describes the funding challenges they face, and highlights proposed policy solutions.