2019 Summer Institute for School Nursing

Summer Institute for School Nursing at Longwood University in Farmville, VA July 8th: Pre-conference July 9-11: Main Conference $75 for pre-conference sessions $175 for July 9-11 Registration fee includes; Meals as indicated, lodging on campus, CEU’s, resource bag Click HERE to register.  Deadline to register is June 19, 2019 at midnight. —

Virginia School Nurse of the Year

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

Record Numbers for Virginia School Nurses at 2018 NASN Conference

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!

NASN School Nurse Chat–Summer Safety

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

House and Senate Budget Update

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

A True Leader in School Health Retires: Best Wishes to Janet Wright

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