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Director’s Report. Anne Coyle, BSN, RN, NCSN July 2014. National Association of School Nurses Conference June 2014 San Antonio, Texas 16 GA Voting Active Members present 21 Continuing Education Hours. NASN. 16,500 NASN Members Goal for 2017 – Grow to 20,017 members

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Director’s Report

Anne Coyle, BSN, RN, NCSN

July 2014

National Association of School Nurses Conference

June 2014 San Antonio, Texas

  • 16 GA Voting Active Members present

  • 21 Continuing Education Hours


16,500 NASN Members

Goal for 2017 – Grow to 20,017 members

120 Active NASN Members from Georgia

Strength in Numbers


Benefits of Being a Member

  • VSP free vision screening and glasses certificates

  • Monthly email newsletter “Weekly Digest”

  • Journal of School Nurses magazine

  • NASN School Nurse magazine

  • Resources and CEUs

  • School Nurse Net – online community site

  • Opportunities to serve on special committees


National Association of School Nurses Raise Awareness for Meningitis

Mamie Coker, RN, BSN, NCSN, Health Services Coordinator, Hall County spoke on meningococcal meningitisat the Voices of Meningitis campaign Tuesday, May 20 at the Mountain View Aquatic Center in Marietta, Georgia

Dara Torres, 12-time Olympic Medalist and mother

Bob Werner, father of Becky Werner who lost her life to meningitis

Dara challenged local swim teams to join her in completing 24 laps in the pool

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Mamie Dara Torres Bob Werner

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Serve on NASN Advocacy Committee

Worked on Standing Rules and How2Guides

Worked on the PS Delegation by the School Nurse

Judged Global and Health Promotion poster presentations at Conference

Met with GA Legislators in Washington DC Jan 2014

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  • YOUR


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  • NASN School Nurse


Journal of School Nursing

  • Hidden Underage Drinking Problems

  • Checklist for Creating an IHP

  • Identifying Behavioral Health Disorders

  • Student Abuse of OTCs

Weekly Digest Email News Subscription

NASN Bookstore



Tick-borne Illness

Prevention, Assessment and Care

A New Way Forward Models

Promoting Access to Student Health Services Through Innovative Health Financing

Behavioral Health Services in the School Setting

CDC Guidelines for Food Allergy Management

“School nurses play a vital role in making sure children are healthy and ready to learn.”

Arne Duncan, Secretary,

U.S. Department of State







GA Legislative Update

  • Nursing CE Requirements Law for licensure

  • Nurse to Student Ratio Law

  • Return to Play - protocol for head injuries Law 1/1/14

  • FY 2014 $414,585 state funds for School Nurses

  • Scoliosis Proposal

  • New 7th Grade Immunization Requirement

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GA Code Law for Nursing CE Requirementsfor Licensure

  • RN OCGA 43-26-9 (2012) Completion of 30 continuing education hours by a board approved provider

  • LPN OCGA 43-26-39 (2012) Completion of 20 continuing education hours by a board approved provider

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  • RN - Effective, January 31, 2016, registered nurses will be required to submit documentation of continuing competency as a condition of licensure renewal. 

  • LPN - Effective, March 31, 2017, registered nurses will be required to submit documentation of continuing competency as a condition of licensure renewal.  The Board is currently discussing the regulatory provisions for this act and will begin publishing information in the next few months. 

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Continuing Education Hours Opportunities

  • GASN Summer Conference

  • CHOA School Nurse Updates

  • Medscape

  • Education

  • NASN Conference and online

  • GA DOE – Coming Soon from State Consultant

  • GA DPH – Coming Soon from State Consultant

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GA Employer Sponsored Continuing Education Programs

Only used for up to 50% of total contact hours

Must provide: Agenda

Objectives – 1 objective required 30 - 60 min

2 objectives for one hour or more

Sheet

Attendee Certificate – Sample

Offerings must be more than 30 minutes in duration

Cannot be On-the-job orientation

One Contact Hour = 60 minutes of instruction – no breaks

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Nurse to Student Ratio Law GA Code OCGA 20-2-196 (2013)

Each local system shall earn funding for one nurse for every 750 FTE students at Elementary level

One nurse for every 1,500 FTE students in middle and high

Ratio of one RN to five LPNs

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  • Barton, Julie M - Acworth

  • Chambers, Gwendolyn H. - Ball Ground

  • Coker, Mamie - Gainesville

  • Coyle, Anne P. - Marietta

  • Crawford, Jean V. - Jefferson

  • Dillard, Susan W. - Martinez

  • Garrett, Leslie M. - Decatur

  • Giel, Joanne E. - Hoschton

  • Glover, Debra C. - Augusta


  • Green, Rebecca D. – Valdosta

  • Harris, Vikki L. - Atlanta

  • Gossett, Mary L. - Atlanta

  • Green, Deryl L. - Hahira

  • McClung, Sharon W. - Haddock

  • Millians, Sally B. - Moreland

  • Overdyke, Frances P. - Lilburn


  • Parmenter, Rita T. - Holly Springs

  • Ross, Jennifer - Lawrenceville

  • Rumsey, Marie A. - Cumming

  • Samaritan, Mary H. - Lawrenceville

  • Vacarella, Patricia G. - Johns Creek

  • Vlahos, Constance B. - Alpharetta

  • Whiteneck, Drusilla K. - Norcross

  • Whitlock, Lisa L. - Evans



  • GEORGIA NURSES ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE DAY was on March 5, 2014. The GASN Board registered and attended this event. Carol Darsey, GASN President and Melanie Bales, GASN Member, joined hundreds of nurses from across the state in educating legislators on what Nurses and School Nurses do every day and stood on the steps at the Capitol for a photo opportunity with our Governor Nathan Deal. Both ladies met with State Legislators to discuss more monies for school nurse funding.


NASN – San Antonio

Julie Barton, RN, BSN, NCSN

  • NASN Excellence in School Nursing Award: School Nurse Administrator of the Year

    Honored at Summer Conference

    June 28 – July 1


Legislation Priorities for NASN

  • Student-to-School Nurse Ratio Improvement Act (1:750)

  • Concussion Protocols

  • ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) and SISP (Specialized Instructional Support Personnel)

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