NASN is classified under the Internal Revenue Code as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
Mission: The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) advances the specialty practice of school nursing to improve the health and academic success of all students
Vision: NASN is the indispensable resource to the global health community.
Core Goal: Every child has a school nurse, all day, every day.
Scholarship – NASN believes in continuous, critical exploration and utilization of knowledge.
Excellence – NASN exhibits high quality service, products, standards and practice.
Integrity – NASN values ethical, fair, and honest relationships.
Collegiality – NASN promotes respectful, accountable and responsible community and professional partnerships.
Diversity – NASN embraces a diverse membership and acknowledges that each member is inherently valuable and brings unique perspective and contribution to its mission.
Collaboration – NASN values collaboration with diverse groups to advance common goals.
Strategic Plan Goals:
Advocacy and Public Relations: NASN will be an influential advocate for safe and effective school health services. NASN will be the recognized expert voice of school nursing.
Governance and Administration: NASN will formulate and implement effective, ethical, accountable policies and procedures that permit and promote quality school nurse practice.
Member Programs and Resources: NASN will be its members’ primary and indispensable resource for school health programs, services, and experiences.
Research: NASN will improve the reliability, quality, and accessibility of school health data to promote research and knowledge development in child health and school health.
NASN represents school nurses on national and federal committees which affect health services to children:
- American Academy of Pediatrics/School Health Committee;
- National Education Association (NEA)/Health Information Network;
- Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)/Partners for Children Coalition;
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)/Division of Adolescent and School Health;
- CDC/Immunization Division; and
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Asthma Triggers.
In addition, NASN supplies written and oral testimony to Congress about school health services on request and advises members of federal legislation affecting school health services.
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