Northeastern Pennsylvania School Nurse Needs Assessment Update

Mar - Fri - 2020
March 20, 2020
Dear Friends,

We hope you are staying safe and well during this difficult time.

While we know that for many of you, like us, responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation has temporarily overtaken other priorities, we did want to send out a brief note to update you on our ongoing commitment to supporting school nurses. 

As many of you know, Moses Taylor Foundation contracted with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) over the past several months to conduct a needs assessment of school nurses in our region. Our deepest thanks go out to all school nurses and administrators who participated in this work through completion of the online survey, attendance at in-person brainstorming sessions, and/or through one-on-one interviews.

The active phase of the assessment was completed by NASN in early March. Once the urgency around COVID-19 passes, the Foundation will resume this work by taking time to examine the results of the assessment, solicit additional feedback from key stakeholders, develop a corresponding strategy, and potentially further research some of the findings. After that work is completed, we plan to share a report with the community that we believe will present exciting opportunities for community education, advocacy, and funding to support school nurses. We will also resume plans to produce a video highlighting the role of the modern school nurse—something that preliminary results of the assessment indicated was greatly misunderstood.

While we have had to adjust our timeline for this work, please know that we look forward to resuming it and remain enthusiastic about its potential. We will continue to update our website with further details as they become available, or feel free to reach out directly to me with any questions.

Thank you again for your participation and all you do to safeguard and improve the health of children in our community.

Christine Marcos
Moses Taylor Foundation
570-207-3731 ext. 304
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