|About Alaska School Nurses Association|
Alaska School Nurses Association (ASNA) is a non-profit organization through the State of Alaska since April 17, 2007. We were established under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as a 501(c)(3) on October 26, 2015, to receive charitable contributions. ASNA has officially been an association since March 22, 1982.
The mission of the Alaska School Nurses Association is to optimize student health and academic success by supporting professional school nurses in Alaska. Our goals are: 1) to operate as a professional organization for the school nurses in Alaska on a nonprofit basis and 2) to promote and advance the quality of school health services and health education throughout the state.
National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is classified under the Internal Revenue Code as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Below is a description of their history, vision, mission, values, and strategic priorities. Alaska School Nurses Association (ASNA) is an affiliate organization of NASN. This relationship provides ASNA with a seat on the NASN Board of Directors. http://www.nasn.org
Strategic Priorities: Membership, advocacy, financial stability, research and governance.
The Definition of School Nursing
"School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in evidence-based and ethical practice, are the leaders that bridge healthcare and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials" (NASN, 2016).
National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurse Week and National Nurse Week is always May 6th through May 12th.
This link describes the details on how it was established http://www.calendar-updates.com/info/holidays/us/nurse.aspx
Certified Nurses' Day is March 19. http://www.pncb.org/ptistore/control/about/certifiednursesday