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School Nurse Definition

Posted over 1 year ago by Patricia Endsley

FYI, NASN has adopted a new definition of school nursing. It can also be accessed on the MASN website under "about us".

Enjoy these last days of summer!

Janis Hogan

NASN Maine Director

Definition of School Nursing
School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials.

Approved by the NASN Board of Directors June 2016.