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

VASN 2018 Virginia Assembly Update

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

NASN 2018 Registration is NOW OPEN!!!

Today is the day! The NASN2018 registration, room block, and website are open and ready for you to sign up! Earn up to 19.25 CNE contact hours. Customize your learning with options from 32+ breakout sessions, eight workshops and six general sessions. Many special events are also planned to celebrate NASN’s 50th Anniversary! Register today!