Congratulations to Jasmine Wood, from Alexandria, Virginia on being selected as the 2018 Virginia School Nurse of the Year! Jasmine is the School Nurse at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy in Alexandria City Public Schools. She has over 18 years of experience as a registered nurse, with the last 7 years in school health. As a school Read More
Virginia School Nurses were in record attendance at the 50th Anniversary Celebration during NASN’s Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Collecting, recording, and the usage of data to help advance the practice of school nursing was an important focus during this year’s conference. Join us at NASN’s Annual Conference next year in Denver, Colorado!
Dr. Bryan Tompkins, orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospital, and Virginia NASN Director Kae Bruch joined Donna Mazyck, Executive Director for the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), for the ‘NASN School Nurse Chat – Summer Safety‘ recorded in May. This NASN School Nurse Chat Podcast focuses on summer safety, the importance of receiving appropriate care Read More
Click the link below to register! Registration now open for 2018 Summer Institute for School Nursing! July 9-11, 2018 Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia July 8 – 9, 2018: Pre-conference Sessions July 9-11, 2018: Main Conference More…
Join the celebration of NASN’s Golden Anniversary by adding your contribution of $1 for each year NASN has served needs of students & school nurses! Read More
A list of Nationally Certified School Nurses in Virginia can be found here.
BIG NEWS for School Nursing! The American Academy of Nursing recently released a policy brief calling for “all students to have daily access to a full-time, baccalaureate prepared, registered nurse in school.” You can read the full brief HERE. “This report provides an incredible tool that we can use to support the students in our Read More
Author: Becky Bowers-Lanier On Sunday, February 18th, the House and the Senate both released their 2018-2020 biennium budgets. The budgets varied drastically by more than $600M dollars, the biggest difference being the inclusion of Medicaid expansion in the House but not the Senate. The fiscal difference between the budgets may create a challenge during budget conference. Read More
VASN would like to congratulate Janet Wright on her retirement and offer our well wishes! After becoming a school nurse at Rural Point Elementary School in Hanover County, Janet joined VASN in November 2000. She has been an active member of the association and has served as the Treasurer and NASN Director (1/14-12/17). In her Read More
Author: Becky Bowers-Lanier The Virginia General Assembly, known for its commitment to history and tradition, experienced a seismic shift in its political landscape after the November 2017 elections. On January 16th, 2018, a new Executive Branch was sworn in. Former Lt. Governor Ralph Northam became Virginia’s 73rd Governor, political newcomer Justin Fairfax was inaugurated as Read More