National Association of School Nurses

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is the leading worldwide expert for school health services and is the leader in advocacy for student health. NASN is committed to improving the health and education success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice by specialized registered nurses. The school nurse serves in a pivotal role to provide expertise and oversight for the provision of school health services and promotion of health education. Every child deserves a school nurse all day, every day. School nurses have the knowledge and expertise to promote the prevention of overweight and obesity and address the needs of overweight and obese youth in schools. The school nurse also educates and advocates for changes in the school and district that promote a healthy lifestyle for all students.