NASN Quarterly Connection: Q3 2020
Our quarterly newsletter helps keep you more informed about member benefits, updates and resources that are at your disposal. Starting in 2020, we are sending this new newsletter every quarter, and it will be filled with members-only items.

If you have suggestions for content, please send them our way! And we love to hear feedback, so let us know what you think of this new newsletter.
NASN Releases Return to School Video Series
NASN developed a series of educational videos on hygiene for school nurses as they return to school during COVID-19. School nurses can use these as a tool to educate the school community including students, staff, and parents.

There are English versions and Spanish versions. NASN invites school nurses to view the videos and share them through newsletters, school websites, and other modes of communication.

Washing Your Hands
Wearing Face Cloth Coverings
Staying Home When You Are Sick
NASN2021 Call for Abstracts
NASN is seeking abstracts that support the NASN2021 learning outcomes and incorporate learner-centered strategies. NASN2021's theme is Transforming Student Health: School Nurses Leading the Way.

The deadline to submit abstracts is October 12, 2020.

Grants and Scholarships Deadlines Approaching
The deadlines for the NASN grants and scholarships are coming up in October. See details on each below:

Endowment Education Scholarship
  • This scholarship's purpose is to improve school nursing by assisting current professional registered school nurses or school nurse educators to pursue post baccalaureate certification or graduate degrees.
  • This scholarship originated as the Shirley Steel Award in 1994. Shirley Steel, NASN President (1991-92) from the state of Maryland, was a strong advocate for continuing education for school nurses. The original award was funded by a personal donation from Past President Steel and the Maryland Association of School Health Nurses. NASN has continued to budget and annually provide educational scholarships to NASN members who are advancing their education within school nursing.
  • Deadline to apply: October 15, 2020
  • Apply now.

RN to BSN Education Advancement Scholarship
  • This scholarship is intended to improve school nursing by assisting registered nurses employed in schools to advance their education and by recognizing continuing education as a priority among school nurses.
  • In 2010 the IOM: Future of Nursing recommended supporting the advancement of nurses, with the goal that 80% of nurses have a baccalaureate degree by 2020. Allowing one NASN scholarship to support a school nurse to pursue a baccalaureate nursing degree will support the advancement of school nursing practice.
  • Deadline to apply: October 15, 2020
  • Apply now.

Advocacy Education Scholarship
  • The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for a school nurse to participate in an advocacy education program.
  • The funds for this scholarship were originally named The NASN Advocacy Education Award in honor of Sally Williams, NASN's first President (1970-71). 
  • Deadline to apply: October 15, 2020
  • Apply now.

NASN Research Grants
  • NASN's research grants encourage and support research regarding school nursing and health of school aged children. NASN has a history of supporting and encouraging school nursing research which began with several generous donors who provided research funds to honor the earliest school nursing leaders. 
  • Applications must be emailed no later than October 31st at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
  • Learn more.
JOSN is Going Digital
The Journal of School Nursing (JOSN) provides a bimonthly peer-reviewed forum for improving the health of school children and the health of the school community. The JOSN seeks to engage a broad range of clinicians, scholars and community leaders in an ongoing exchange of information through scholarly articles, including original research, brief research reports, literature reviews, evidenced-based innovations in clinical practice or policy, and letters to the editor.

As part of our commitment to providing school nurses the best, timely content, JOSN will be going digital soon! Stay tuned for more information on how to access the new platform and issues.
Member Spotlight:
Our NASN Members
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. We want to take a moment and thank you, the school nurses around the country, for everything you're doing for our students and school communities. We know you're working harder than ever to embody the NASN Core Values.

Thank you for working so hard to further the NASN mission of optimizing student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. Take care, and be well!
New This Quarter: Learning Content
Below is new learning content released in Q3 2020:
  • Course: Skills-based Approach to Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Schools: Online
  • Course: Technology Tips, Tricks and Troubles: What to Expect With Additional Diabetes Devices at School
  • Course: Beyond FERPA: How to Find State Laws and District Policies on Student Data Privacy
  • Course: Chronic Health Condition Considerations During School Re-Opening
  • Course: A Seat at the Table: Winning Together for Better Health
  • Course: Vaping the Next Chapter – Utilizing Effective Tools and Resources to Combat E-cigarettes in Your School!
  • Podcast: JOSN August 2020: Reopening Schools in a Time of Pandemic: Look to the School Nurses
  • Podcast: NASN September 2020: The Role of the School Nurse in Increasing Instructional Time Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior
Member Resources
AAP Discounts for Members

NASN Members can use promo code NASN15 at checkout and SAVE 15% on AAP titles in the bookstore. This promotion ends April 30, 2021. The NASN15 discount is available for National Association of School Nurses members only, and applies against AAP regular retail price of the items listed on the site.
Member Portal Updates
NASN has updated a number of resources on the NASN Member Portal:
NASN Employment Center
The NASN Employment Center has a list of school nursing positions and job seeking resources.

Check it out today and subscribe for your job flash email.