FASN Research Committee

The FASN Research Committee is committed to facilitating and disseminating research and evidence based practice to improve school health outcomes.

The committee members are: Chair: Martha Bergren, Members: Katherine Burdge, Bev Hine

The committee's responsibilities include:

  1. Conducting periodic assessments of FASN research priorities;
  2. Oversight of grant and award procedures; 
  3. Collaboration with the Communications Committee to post research activities;
  4. Oversight for procedures related to the review and approval of recommendations for research study proposals submitted to FASN that seek participation of FASN members; and
  5. Collaboration with the Education Committee to organize and judge the Best Practices and Research Poster Session held at the annual conference.

Research Priorities

The Florida Association of School Nurses endorses the research priorities of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) ( ). 

For 2021-2022, NASN is particularly interested in studies that address the infrastructure of school nursing and the impact of that infrastructure on outcomes.

Examples of structural measures may include (but are not limited to) collaborative interdisciplinary approach, nurse staffing/delivery models, education level of school nurse, certification, supervision, onboarding, use of an electronic health record, and time management.

Priority topics to address when researching infrastructure and the unique contribution of a school nurse include COVID, diversity, mental health, vaccine hesitancy, chronic absenteeism, or substance use. Multisite projects are encouraged when appropriate.

Please see the NASN Research Priorities website for additional areas of interest:  


Research Recruitment Inquiries

The Florida Association of School Nurses Research Committee has a formal review process before agreeing to post requests recruiting FASN members for research projects.  Please see the Guidelines for Research Proposal Requests and Approval and Research Project Memorandum of Agreement for more information.

Florida Association of School Nurses Research Project Memorandum of Agreement

Guidelines for Research Proposal Requests and Approval

If you have questions, please contact the Research Committee Chair:

Martha Dewey Bergren,


Call for Posters:

FASN Annual Conference October 2022

Please share your research, evidence-based practice, systems change and quality improvement projects at the FASN Annual Conference.  Due Date:  August 1, 2022

FASN Poster Proposal Form