FASN has made a commitment to recognize individuals in school nursing for their achievements. Examples include the Florida Nursing Association's Clinical Excellence Awards and district-level School Nurse of the Year.
In addition, FASN hopes to recognize others who have worked with FASN to enhance and improve the professionalism of school nursing. These persons, when FASN is aware of them, receive certificates of recognition.
School Nurse of the Year
FASN honors a state-level School Nurse of the Year at the annual state conference. Standards are high and based on the Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice, but Florida has some of the best nurses in the country. The nominee must be a registered nurse, a member of FASN the current and preceding 2 years, have 5 years' experience as a school nurse, and currently practice full-time as a school nurse. Judging criteria can be found on the FASN website.
The Florida School Nurse of the Year honoree is then submitted to NASN to be considered for NASN's the Excellence in School Nursing award.
A state conference is held yearly. FASN is committed to the educational goals of school nurses and strives to provide scholarships to the state conference every year. Scholarships are a benefit of membership and are awarded through an application process. Learn more about the state conference.