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School Nurse Association Meeting in San Francisco

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 by Maggie LaBarbera

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We had a wonderful time at the National Association of School Nurse conference in San Francisco.  We met hundreds of nurses and learned about their wellness program and challenges they face.

The conference itself was very informative with topics like diabetes, childhood obesity, health options and physical activity.

Here are some interesting facts we learned:

A school nurse's role includes:


  • Assessing student health status and making referralsnourish interactive attends NASN
  • Identifying vision and hearing problems that impact learning
  • Delivering emergency care
  • Administering medication and vaccines
  • Performing health care procedures
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Providing health counseling and wellness programs
According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), there are 73,697 registered nurses working as school nurses
Health concerns:
  • 32% of children are obese/overweightnurses visit nourish interactive's booth
  • 13% of children are prescribed medication more than 90 days
  • 10% of children have mental/emotional behavioral problems
  • 6% of children missed more than 11 days due to illness/injury
  • 10% of children have asthma
  • 5% of children have food allergies






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