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
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!
Virginia’s NASN Director attends Winter Board Meeting Thank you to all VASN Members for giving me this opportunity as NASN Director to forward the good works of NASN and VASN, and bring the Virginia experience in School Nursing to the national conversation. I am looking forward to sharing the launch of new and revised NASN Read More
The VASN Legislative Committee is happy to inform you that three bills have been introduced for the 2018 General Assembly session that would have an impact on school nurse staffing in Virginia. The main language affecting school nurses in each of these bills reads: “Local school boards shall employ at least one full-time equivalent school Read More
Legislative Day is January 24, 2018 During the coming General Assembly session, we anticipate the introduction of two bills regarding school nurse staffing similar to the legislation that was introduced last year by Del. Mark Dudenhefer. The patrons of these bills will be Del. Brenda Pogge (Yorktown area) in the House of Delegates and Senator Read More
VASN Distinguished Service Awards recognize those who have gone above and beyond as leaders in nursing. VASN presented this award to selected nurses in recognition for their dedicated servant leadership. Their exceptional professional school nursing practice and leadership have significantly benefitted school nurse colleagues, students, the community and our profession. 2013 recipients included Dianne Meek, Diane Allen, Read More
Janet Wright, VASN’s NASN Director, has been recognized as the Virginia Chapter of March of Dimes 2013 Community Health/Public Health/School Nurse. Congratulations, Janet! For details on her service and accomplishments leading to this award click this link.