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Honor Your School Nurse
School Nurse Day - May 11, 2016

The Missouri Assocation of Schoo Nurses is providing an opportunity for school nurses to be honored by their staff, district, or parents. Proceeds will be donated to the National Association of School Nurses' Endownment Fund for school nursing research grants. The donations can be from group or from individuals. To find out more Click Here


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 informed.

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, Click Here.

Looking for Conferences and Continuing Education?
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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: http://youtu.be/_wG_lKGJBFI

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.

About ERSNs
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.

Cade's Law

"Missouri has passed legislation that may direct care of students with diabetes in the school setting.  School boards may choose to adopt policies concerning delegation and provision of care students with diabetes.  MASN has been involved in this legislation and wishes to keep you informed.  Please click on the below links from Linda Evans, MASN President".

Cade's Law HB675
Cade's Law Series-Intro
Cade's Law Series-Part 2
Cade's Law Series-Part 3
Cade's Law Series-Part 4
Cade's Law Series-Part 5
Cade's Law FAQ's

A Message from the
MASN Membership Chair

Click Here to read the letter.

MASN Membership Application form

The MASN application for membership is now available on the Membership Page.

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

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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
Immunization Requirements

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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