to the Iowa School Nurse Organization
“The Iowa School Nurse Organization
(ISNO) supports school nurses in the delivery of
health services designed to improve the health and
academic success of children.”
2014 School Nurse and School Administrator of the Year
ISNO is seeking nominations for the 2014 School Nurse of the Year (SNY) and School Nurse Administrator of the Year (SNAY). Do you know a school nurse or school nurse administrator who deserves either of these awards? The School Nurse of the Year and School Nurse Administrator of the Year will be recognized at the ISNO 2014 Annual Spring School Nurse Conference and at the 2014 National Association of School Nurses, 46th Annual Conference, in San Antonio, Texas. Download nomination forms here. - SNY Nomination Form - SNAY Nomination Form
The SNY nominee must:
a. be a registered nurse.
b. be a member of the Iowa School Nurse Organization (ISNO) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) currently and the preceding two (2) years without lapse.
c. have five (5) years experience as a school nurse and currently
practicing full time as a school nurse.
The SNAY nominee must:
a. be a baccalaureate registered nurse (BSN).
b. be a member of ISNO and NASN currently and the preceding five (5) years without lapse.
c. have five (5) years experience in school health and currently practicing full time and have as their main responsibility the supervision, administration, and coordination of nursing services and health programs. (50% time minimum in direct administration of school nurses/school health services.
nursing is a specialized practice of professional
nursing that advances the well being, academic success,
and life-long achievement of students. To that end,
school nurses facilitate positive student responses
to normal development; promote health and safety;
intervene with actual and potential health problems;
provide case management services; and actively collaborate
with others to build student and family capacity for
adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning."
(Adopted at the NASN Board of Directors meeting, June
ISNO membership is open to all levels of nursing
education. ISNO membership includes membership
in the National Association of School Nurses
(NASN). ISNO and NASN benefits school nurses
by speaking as one voice locally and nationally,
increasing the visability of school nursing,
advocating for manageable nurse to student
ratios, and providing a forum for discussion
of school health issues.
more about NASN
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Professional Certification provides an ongoing,
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