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School Health Services

State School Nurse Consultant

Dayna Bennett, MSN, APRN, FNP
Evilia Jankowski, MSA, BSN, RN, NCSN

National Association of State School Nurse Consultants

Our mission is to provide expertise in health and promote the academic success of the nation's children and youth by providing leadership and advocacy.

School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.  Adopted by the National Association of School Nurses Board of Directors February 2017.

School nursing practice in Michigan is guided by the Michigan School Code (legislates what must be done in schools) and the Michigan Public Health Code (legislates how medical professions may practice in Michigan). Michigan does not have a separate Nurse Practice Act.

Michigan School Code

Michigan Public Health Code

Frequently Asked Questions - UPDATED

Emergency Guidelines for Schools

Michigan Association of School Nurses School Health Consideration Documents

Communicable Diseases

Child Abuse and Neglect - School Mandated Reporters

Chronic Health Conditions


Environmental Issues



Laws and Guidelines that Impact School Health Services 

Medication Management

Nuisance Conditions

School Entry Requirements

School Nurse Certification

Special Events/School Nursing Professional Learning

  • Michigan Association of School Nurses
    • MASN Annual Spring Conference
    • MASN Fall Conference
    • Communities of Practice
    • State School Nurse Consultant:
    • School Nurse Summer Institute (August)
    • School Nurse Winter Institute (January) 
    • Foundations for Effective School Nurse Practice
      • Receive the resources necessary to align your School Nurse practice with the Framework for the 21st Century School Nurse
    • MERT (Medical Emergency Response Team) Train the Trainer for School Nurses
      • Receive the tools necessary for training a Medical Emergency Response Team to respond effectively to any medical emergency that may occur in the school setting. This training will prepare your team to apply for the MI HEARTSafe Schools designation.
    • MACC (Michigan ACE Community Champion) Train the Presenter for School Nurses
      • Receive the tools necessary for providing The Michigan ACE Initiative: NEAR Presentation (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs and Resilience)

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