School Nurse of the Year Award

Nominate Virginia's Next School Nurse of the Year

Each year the Virginia Association of School Nurses (VASN) recognizes the School Nurse of the Year at our November conference. This prestigious award honors school nursing excellence. Our association invites you to submit a nomination for your professional school nurse administrator by October 5th. The School Nurse of the Year is honored for outstanding school nursing practice and leadership in school health.

The National Association of School Nursing (NASN) defines school nursing as 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. The school nurses in your district engage in professional nursing practice, use the nursing process for decision-making, document the services that are provided, and assure confidentiality. As professional nurses, they address the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of their students. In addition, they demonstrate the support of student success in the learning process as the ultimate outcome of practice.

Administrators and nurses understand the clear correlation between health and students' academic achievement. This nomination is a wonderful way to recognize your school nurse's invaluable contributions to school-aged youth, the educational team, and your learning community. It would be very rewarding to have one of Virginia's own so honored! Please consider nominating your school nurse by submitting a nomination portfolio. Click on the guidelines for eligibility and the nomination submission form below. Any questions can be sent to Hope Luong, President-Elect at hope_luong@yahoo.com.

Download the School Nurse of the Year Nomination Form