School Nurse Day 2024

Dear TSNO Members,

On behalf of the Texas School Nurses Organization’s Board of Directors, I want to share my deepest gratitude with each of you. The efforts of school nurses to meet the needs of today’s students are unparalleled even in ordinary times. You advocate for quality student-centered care, contribute to the well-being of your campus, and provide the vital services to your communities. Through ongoing daily tasks, emergency preparedness, and supporting students with chronic healthcare needs, school nurses serve as the bridge between a student’s health and their education. 

Today’s students are experiencing social and emotional needs like no generation before them, and your ability to attend to the increasingly complex nature of these needs and create a safe and supportive environment for students has an immeasurable life-long impact on our school communities. The pandemic highlighted the critical role of the school nurse and revealed the depth of our profession beyond existing public perceptions. Each of you has excelled through increased scrutiny and exemplifies the professionalism, expertise, and compassion of school nurses.

This School Nurse Day, we honor and celebrate your unwavering commitment, professionalism, and leadership within your school and community. Thank you for all you do to ensure students are healthy, safe, and ready to learn - and live - to their highest potential!

With gratitude, 

Laurie Smith, BSN, RN, NCSN
TSNO President, 2023-2024

School Nurse Day Logo - May 8, 2024



Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize the role of school nurses in the educational setting. We use this day to honor all our school nurses for bridging healthcare and education, providing care coordination, advocating for quality student-centered care, and collaborating to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.

National School Nurse Day is celebrated annually on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 (National RN Recognition Day) and ends May 12 (Florence Nightingale's birthday).

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, safe, and ready to learn - and live - to their fullest potential. 

CLICK HERE to access NASN's School Nurse Day 2024 page and their social media toolkit, which includes:

  • School Nurse Day 2024 logos
  • Posters to recognize school nurses on their campus
  • Language, photos, and frames to use on social media 

CLICK HERE to download a PDF copy of the Texas School Nurses Day 2024 Proclamation.