The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is a non-profit specialty nursing organization that has over 14,000 members and affiliate organizations in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and overseas nurses. The target audience of NASN is the school nurse. Enhancing school nursing practice in turn benefits the school community, in particular the health and educational success of children. NASN was founded on July 4, 1968 when the National Education Association established the Department of School Nurses. NASN was incorporated in 1979.
Vision: NASN is the leader in advocacy for student health and professional development of school nurses. Every child deserves a school nurse.
Core Values: Scholarship, Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality, and Diversity.
Core Purpose/Mission: The National Association of School Nurses supports the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice by specialized registered nurses.
Overall Goal: NASN will work with affiliates to strengthen and solidify a membership that is driven toward excellence in school nursing practice.
Products: Calendar of Educational Events, Annual Conference, Advocacy, Journal of School Nursing, NASN School Nurse, Online Continuing Education, Live Continuing Education Programs, Research, School nursing resources and manuals.