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2020 EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Each year the Virginia Association of School Nurses (VASN) recognizes the following Excellence Awards at our Annual Conference in November. School Nurse of the Year School Nurse Administrator of the Year Outstanding Private, Independent and Parochial School Nurse of the Year Please consider nominating your school nurse, school Read More
NASN2020: A Seat at the Table: Winning Together for Student Health! June 30-July 3Preconference: June 29The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Click HERE for more information
VASN’s NASN Director, Kae Bruch, attended the NASN Board of Directors’ Winter Board Meeting in Washington, DC. While in DC she also met with Representative Ben Cline on Capital Hill to share information on NASN’s legislative priorities and the importance of having School Nurses to help keep Virginia students healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
VASN President Gina Bellamy addressed the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee January 2, 2020. Ms. Bellamy was advocating VASN position supporting FULL FUNDING for the Governors K-12 Education Budget and ask that funds appropriated to Student Health Services are sufficient to keep students healthy and in school.
VASN member Debbie Ruppert addresses Delegate Robert Bell’s Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth on September 23, 2019. Ms. Ruppert presented “A School Nurse’s View: Mental Health and Nursing Scope of Practice”. She is pictured with Becky Bowers-Lanier and Delegate Vivian Watts
Grant and Scholarship Opportunities from NASN Educational Advancement Scholarships: Deadline October 15th Research Grants: Deadline October 31st Click HERE to learn more.
VASN President-elect Gina Bellamy attended the Virginia Board of Education (VBoE) Public Hearings on the Standards of Quality (SOQ) Draft Proposal May 21st in Prince William County and participated in the Focus Group. Gina verbalized VASN’s position on Specialized Student Support Personnel (§ 22.1-253.13:2 Standard 2. Instructional, administrative, and support personnel). While VASN supports creating Read More
Have you been a practicing school nurse for a while? Have you thought about taking the NCSN exam for a while? Now is your chance to join a pretty select group of nurses from Virginia and across the nation. A limited number of school nurses will be selected to participate in the National Certified Read More
Deadline to submit nominations is June 13, 2019. VASN has the following leadership positions open for nominations: President-elect and Secretary. If you would like to nominate someone for one of the following positions, please read the description of the duties below, and complete the nomination form. The nomination form can be found HERE Read More