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What to Expect at NASN2021

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Key Takeaways

  • The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Annual Conference will be held virtually from June 21-25, 2021.
  • The meeting will provide attendees with the opportunity to gain CNE credit, learn about school nursing trends and student advocacy, view posters submitted by fellow nurses, and more.
  • Registration is open until June 25, 2021, and attendees who register can view most sessions and presentations 90 days following the conference.

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Annual Conference is the premiere event for school nurses. NASN2021 will be held virtually from June 21-25, 2021

Deciding to Go Virtual

NASN’s focus remains on the health and safety of the event participants.  For this reason, NASN has made the decision to again offer the annual conference as a virtual experience.  In a statement regarding going virtual, the organization stated, “It is important to us that all our attendees have the chance to interact with one another and with our content.  The virtual environment will allow us to do this, regardless of travel concerns related to COVID-19.

Last year’s virtual conference allowed us to reach more school nurses than ever before.  Building on the success of NASN2020, we are planning even more opportunities for attendees to connect with one another and are excited to share these with you. We can’t wait to “see” you online for Virtual NASN2021, June 21-25, 2021.” 

Learning Objectives

NASN has outlined specific learning objectives for all attendees. By participating in the educational activities provided during the meeting, attendees can expect to:

  • Identify 3 emerging student health trends that impact your student population and a resource that can be used to learn more on those topics.
  • Articulate 3 new evidence-based practices learned at conference that will be used to promote student health, social and academic success, or healthy communities.
  • Identify 3 potential new partners/partnerships to collaborate with to advance student health and the role of the school nurse as a health leader in the school setting.
  • Distinguish 2 ways current practice of care, data collection, or policy development differs from the information presented at conference and develop a plan to change at least one practice.
  • Apply 1 new concept regarding advocacy and data that can be used to articulate to educators and decision-makers about the role of the school nurse in the 21st century.

What’s Included in the Program? 

5-day Session/Event Lineup: All times are Eastern Daylight Time.

  • If you miss a session or event when it is presented, you can view a recording after the conference for a full 90 days.
  • IMPORTANT: There is an exception.  The session on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 2:50 pm can only be viewed at its scheduled time.  A recording of it will NOT be offered.

Virtual Braindate

  • NASN is providing Virtual Braindate to all attendees for 3 days during the conference.  
  • Attendees can post topics to discuss and schedule one-on-one or small group meet ups to discuss topics that matter to them. 

Poster Hall

  • Posters can be viewed on your own time starting at the beginning of the conference and then for 90 days afterward.
  • Poster presenters will be available to answer questions in a ChatrollTM chat on Monday, June 21, 2021 between 3:50 PM and 4:50 PM. Attendees can click into each poster presentation to locate a chat for that presentation.    

Exhibits and Product Demonstrations

  • Exhibit booth representatives will be available to answer questions in a ChatrollTM chat during exhibit hall hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (locate times in the 5-day session/event lineup).  Go into each booth to locate a chat for that booth. 
  • Participants can view content in the exhibit hall for a full 90 days following the conference dates.

Scavenger Hunt

  • Within the Exhibit Hall, the Scavenger Hunt is new to the 2021 meeting. 
  • Attendees will participate by visiting the virtual exhibit hall and locating the exhibitors participating in the hunt.
  • Each participating exhibit booth will provide the answer to one question on the Scavenger Hunt questionnaire.  Successfully complete the questionnaire and be entered for a chance to win one of many prizes including a complimentary registration for NASN2022.

PLUS Courses

  • ONLY available to attendees who choose and pay for the PLUS option: 
  • Courses can be viewed on your own time for a full 90 days.

Continuing Nursing Educations (CNE) Contact Hours

  • Attendees paying the appropriate registration fee will receive contact hours for the sessions and presentations they attend and evaluate within the 90-day allotted window.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Monday, June 21, 2021

  • 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM:1 CNE Contact Hour
    • President’s Welcome
    • General Session: Celebrating Champions of Children: 5 years of the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice: Dr. Erin Maughan, Nichole Bobo, Shawna Bailey, Hendrina Cupery, Filipa Gomes, Cathy Riccio
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Break
  • 12:45 PM – 01:45 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • Student-Centered Systems Change: Activating the Framework: Kristin Benton, Linda Laws, Anita Wheeler, Francis Luna, Laurie Combe
  • 01:45 PM – 02:00 PM: Break
  • 02:00 PM – 03:35 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • Disruption & Innovation in the 21st Century of School Nursing Practice: Sharon Guthrie, Teri Schloss, Becky Keiper
    • Sponsored Session: Addressing the Gap with Ready-to-Use Glucagon: Lucia M. Novak – Session Sponsored by Gvoke HypoPen
  • 03:35 PM – 03:50 PM: Break
  • 03:50 PM – 04:50 PM: Poster Hall: .25 CNE Contact Hour for each poster

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • General Session: Permission to Feel: Healthy Emotion Regulation During Uncertain and Stressful Times: Dr. Marc Brackett
  • 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM: Exhibit Hall
  • 01:15 PM – 02:15 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • View one during this time; View the other anytime during the 90 days following the conference
    • Self-Promotion and Empowerment to Improve the Social Perception of School Nursing: Rachel McClanahan
    • Coping Strategies and Interventions for Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout for School Nurses: Peggy Moore
  • 02:15 PM – 02:45 PM: Break
  • 02:45 PM – 04:20 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • General Session: Power Hour: Work Simply, Live Fully:  Carson Tate
    • Sponsored Session: Confidence in the Classroom: Nancy Santilli – Session Sponsored by Neurelis, Inc.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

  • 11:00 AM – 12:50 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • General Session: Personal Branding in the Digital Era:  Baldwin Cunningham
    • Sponsored Session: The Pandemic May Be Waning, But Human Parasites are Here to Stay: Dr. Shirley Gordon & Dr. Christopher Belcher – Session Sponsored by ParaPRO
  • 12:50 PM – 01:50 PM: Exhibit Hall
  • 01:50 PM – 02:50 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • View one during this time; View the other anytime during the 90 days following the conference
    • Knowledge is Power: Using Data to Understand School Nurse Workload: Krista Schroeder, Gail Adman
    • Documenting the Level of Nursing Services Within the Individualized Education Plan/504 Plan: Julie Doyle, Andrea Lambert
  • 02:50 PM – 03:05 PM: Break
  • 03:05 PM – 04:10 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • View one during this time; View the other anytime during the 90 days following the conference
    • Creating Leadership Capacity for Immunization Education by Reducing the Burden of Immunization Compliance Management: Alicia Hoke, Elizabeth Hivner
    • School Nurse Delegation During a Pandemic: Ruth Hansten

Thursday, June 24, 2021

  • 1:00 AM – 12:45 PM 1.5 CNE Contact Hour
    • General Session: Mental Health Symposium Panel Discussion: Dr. Sarah Vinson, Dr. Jill Bohnenkamp, Eileen Gavin, and Suzan Norton, Kathy Reiner (Moderator)
  • 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Exhibit Hall
  • 01:45 PM – 02:45 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • View one during this time; View the other anytime during the 90 days following the conference
    • Vaccine Hesitancy and the School Nurse’s Role to Alleviate Parents Concerns: Kathleen Gore
    • The Role of the School Nurse in Mental/Behavioral Health of Youth: Tracy Perron, Tami Jakubowski
  • 02:45 PM – 03:00 PM: Break
  • 03:00 PM – 04:35 PM
    • Annual Business Meeting
    • Awards Celebration

Friday, June 25, 2021

  • 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • View one during this time; View the other anytime during the 90 days following the conference
    • Cultural Inclusivity: Creating Health Office Impact within the District Approach: Maureen Callas
    • Call to Action: School Nurses Supporting Healthy Students and a Healthy Planet: Kathy Reiner, Christy Haas-Howard
  • 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM: Break
  • 12:30 PM – 01:35 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • View one during this time; View the other anytime during the 90 days following the conference
    • The Biopsychosocial Impact of Tech Dependence: It’s Putting Us At Risk: John Kriger
    • Shhhh! The Truth About Period Taboos: Malcolm Mackenzie, Shannon Cohn
  • 01:35 PM – 01:50 PM: Break
  • 01:50 PM – 03:05 PM: 1 CNE Contact Hour
    • General Session: 9 Disrupter Principles for School Nurses: A Strength-Based Approach to Leadership & Disrupting Inequities: Dr. Byron McClure’
    • President’s Closing
  • 03:05 PM – 03:20 PM: Break
  • 03:20 PM – 03:50 PM: A Time to Unwind!

Registration Information

The registration deadline for NASN2021 is June 25. There are two registration options for members:

1. Virtual NASN2021–24.0 CNE Contact Hours

  • NASN Active or Associate Member: $325 Early | $400 Regular
  • NASN Student or Retired Member: $275 Early | $350 Regular
  • Non Member: $425 Early | $500 Regular
  • 14.5 + 6.0 CNE of sessions presented during a 5-day schedule.
    • If you miss the sessions when they are presented, you can still view them on your own time for 90 days following the conference.
    • The + 6.0 CNE accounts for the six sets of concurrent sessions presented in the 5-day schedule. You can view one when it is presented and still view the other on your own time for 90 days following the conference.
  • 3.5 CNE of poster presentations you can view on your own time for 90 days (.25 for each poster).

2. Virtual NASN2021 PLUS–34.0 CNE Contact Hours

  • NASN Active or Associate Member: $400 Early | $475 Regular
  • NASN Student or Retired Member: $350 Early | $425 Regular
  • Non Member: $500 Early | $575 Regular
  • All of the Virtual NASN2021 content (24.0 CNE contact hours described above).
  • 10 CNE from additional courses you can view on your own time for 90 days.

All cancellations and requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing by the deadlines listed within this policy. A refund less a cancellation fee of $75 will be provided if the cancellation or request for a refund is received by NASN 30 days prior to the Event start date.

Attendee transfers may be made to any attendee registration without incurring an administrative service charge if NASN receives notification 30 days prior to the Event start date. Transfers received within 30 days of the Event start date or on site after the Event has commenced will be subject to a $50 administrative service charge.

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