School Nurse Day

2018 Texas School Nurse Day Proclamation

Your Texas School Nurses Organization celebrates and acknowledges the accomplishments of School Nurses in Texas, their efforts in meeting the needs of today’s students by improving the delivery of health care in private and public schools, and their vital contributions to our local communities by helping all students remain healthy, ready to learn, in our schools. Governor Greg Abbott has therefore proclaimed Wednesday, May 9, 2018, as “School Nurse Day” in Texas, and commends its observance to all citizens. Governor Greg Abbott's Proclamation

2018 National School Nurse Day campaign

The theme this year -- School Nurses: Advocates for 21st Century Student Health. - reinforces the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice which helps direct school nurses to be in the forefront of promoting a culture of health in their communities. It is reflective of the significant roles school nurses have in the health care of their school communities to help make a healthier place for children and families to learn and grow. That healthy children learn better is a simple truth, and school nurses work to remove barriers to learning. In the United States more than 73,000 school nurses are stepping up to help students meet new challenges they face today and working to support education and advance student health. Health, healthy lifestyles and graduation are the goals. Access NASN's materials here.