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Missouri KIDS COUNT
This message comes from Missouri KIDS COUNT. It's great to see other organizations recognizing the value of school
nurses! Click on the link to view the first article. Sign up for their newsletter to stay
School nurses are instrumental in leading and coordinating school efforts to keep our children
healthy. Missouri KIDS COUNT wants to recognize the hard work and dedication of school nurses through a series
of three articles. We hope that by presenting information on all that school nurses do, we can encourage others
to support their efforts to keep our children, schools, and communities healthy.
The purpose of this first article is to provide general background about school nursing in order to set the stage for
upcoming articles that are specific to school nurses in Missouri.
To read Missouri KIDS COUNT first article,
Save the Date!
MASN Spring Conference
April 16-17, 2016, Kansas City, MO
School Nursing: Skills, Knowledge, Attitude.....and All That Jazz
Looking for Conferences and Continuing Education?
New to Resources
Are you getting inquiries from families regarding the ACA and the Marketplace? Students and their
families will have the chance to enroll in affordable health insurance beginning Nov. 15. Research
shows that when families have health insurance, kids are more likely to get preventive care and quicker
access to medicine and treatment when they are ill. That lets parents and teachers focus on helping
children do well in school. Open enrollment for Missouri's Health Insurance Marketplace runs from
Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. Most families qualify for big discounts. Last year, Missourians who
qualified for discounts paid an average of just $59 a month. To see if they qualify, parents can go
to www.healthcare.gov or call
1-800-318-2596. Check out these helpful links: The first is a pamphlet called,
The Value of Health Insurance, and the second is a good one-page
item called -
Guide to the Marketplace.
Kansas University nursing students recently surveyed Missouri school nurse leaders on their current knowledge
of the Healthy People 2020 initiative. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national
objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established
benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:
Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions.
Measure the impact of prevention activities.
Through the survey, Missouri school nurses indicated a strong desire to learn more about how to utilize
the www.healthypeople.gov website which has an abundance of resources. The KU nursing students
teamed up with a Truman State University communications major to develop an informational video for all
Missouri school nurses to learn from.
Here’s a YouTube video the students put together to help you navigate the HealthyPeople website:
Epinephrine Resource School Nurse Program
About the program
More than 100 Epinephrine Resource School Nurses (ERSNs) around the country. Provides
professional development and technical assistance to school nurses and the school community related
to epinephrine administration.
Presenters of "Saving Lives at School: School Nurses Train Staff to Respond to Anaphylactic
Emergencies" with content from our Get Trained program available to answer questions
and provide support.
Click Here for the ERSN resource on NASN's web site.
A Message from the
MASN Membership Chair
to read the letter.
MASN Membership Application form
The MASN application for membership is now available on the
Free Epipen Program for School Nurses
Mylan Specialty L.P. is excited to announce the program is continuing, EpiPen4Schools™,
created to help schools have improved access to epinephrine in the event a person experiences
a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) at school. For a description and
information about this program, please CLICK HERE.
Check out the MASN Book List
on the Learning Library Page
Questions or Comments
Visit NASN's Online Learning Center
Take advantage of programs developed specifically for the school nurse. NASN members participate
at special member rates for a combined savings of $225.00!
Click here to visit NASN's Online Learning Center
2015 - 2016 Missouri State
Click here to view Immunization requirements
The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (MDHSS) has developed a Back to School campaign,
which includes a number of resources to assist parents/guardians in getting their child's immunizations prior to
school registration. They are available at no cost and can be ordered.
Click Here to go to MDHSS's website, or by calling 573-751-6124.
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