Welcome 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.”

The Iowa School Nurse Organization (ISNO) is seeking nominations for the 2016 School Nurse of the Year and School Nurse Administrator of the Year. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the contribution of school nurses and school nurse administrators by focusing each year on one school nurse and one school nurse administrator who have demonstrated excellence in school nursing practice.

If you know a school nurse or school nurse administrator who deserves this award please nominate them.
The winners will be recognized at the ISNO Annual School Nurse Conference in April 2016 and at the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Annual School Nurse Conference, in Indianapolis, in June 2016.

Nominations must be submitted or postmarked by December 15, 2015.

Contact Sally Immerfall with questions.

Click here to download the nomination form

School Nursing

"School 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 1999.)


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.
Learn more about NASN 

ISNO membership brochure
Membership application

Become 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. Learn more

School Nursing 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  

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