Moses Taylor Foundation is excited to announce a partnership with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that will bring the knowledge and resources of this national organization to focus on Northeastern Pennsylvania.
In January, the Foundation shared its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. One of the core strategies included in this plan was a new initiative to support school nurses in their efforts to address the health needs of students in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As a first step towards this work, the Foundation has contracted with NASN to conduct a needs assessment of school nurses throughout the region, identifying the barriers they face to meeting the health needs of their students, as well as potential solutions to support them in overcoming these barriers.
To conduct the assessment, NASN will be deploying both an online survey for local school nurses and other district personnel, as well as in person convenings and one-on-one interviews from September through November. While they are in the area, NASN will also offer free continuing education opportunities for school nurses, as a thank you for their participation.
Once the assessment is completed in early 2020, Moses Taylor Foundation looks forward to using the results to shape its school nurse funding strategy going forward, as well as sharing the findings with the rest of the community. In the meantime, we ask our partners for their help in spreading the word about the importance of this work, particularly to local school districts, in order to encourage them to participate.
If you have any questions, or would like more information about the needs assessment, please contact Program Officer Christine Marcos.
We look forward to keeping you informed about this exciting opportunity!