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.”
ISNO Board Election Results
Congratulations Laura Wheeler and Kathy Andresen.
Laura has been reelected as the ISNO treasurer!
Kathy has been elected as the new Iowa National
Director. Her term will begin in January 2014. Welcome
and thank you to both of them for their willingness
to serve on the ISNO board!
New School Nurse Orientation
The University of Iowa College
of Nursing and the Iowa School Nurse Organization,
co-sponsors of the 2013 New School Nurse Orientation,
invite you to share information about the New School
Nurse Orientation with school nurses and school
administrators. This training has consistently received
high evaluations from nurses new to the specialty
of school nursing and school nurses who have been
in the role for a few years but never had the opportunity
to attend the New School Nurse Orientation.
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The New School Nurse Orientation provides a comprehensive
overview of policies and procedures in school health.
The workshop brings together a faculty of seasoned
school nurses and other state experts who share
their knowledge and expertise in areas such as communicable
disease, immunizations, special health care needs,
medication administration and emergency procedures
all founded on evidence-based practice. In addition,
speakers discuss the importance of school health
as an essential component of the academic curriculum
and its importance in student achievement. As a
participant in this workshop you will acquire information
about your role and legal responsibilities as they
pertain to the Iowa Nurse Practice Act and Educational
Codes of Iowa and be introduced to the Scope and
Standards of School Nurse Practice.
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
a Nationally Certified School Nurse
Professional Certification provides an ongoing,
quality credentialing process for eligible
school nurses. Certification assures a national
standard of preparation, knowledge, and practice.
Certification Review Book (2010) The
resource you have been waiting for to help
you prepare to take the National School Nurse
Certification Exam. Dr. Janice Selekman DNSc,
RN, NCSN, a recognized expert in pediatric
nursing, and NASN Past President Linda C.
Wolfe MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN are the authors.
This text was created in response to many
years of requests from School Nurses for a
study guide related to the certification process
and content. The text is formatted as a review
and is in an outline format. To learn
more and order the School Nursing
Certification Review Book