Welcome to the Iowa School Nurse Organization website! This site is the communication mode for ISNO to aid in bringing our important message and mission to Iowa and its precious children.
The Iowa School Nurse Organization (ISNO) supports school nurses in the delivery of health services designed to improve the health and academic success of children. We welcome you to join us in promoting the professional growth of school nurses and advocating for the health of Iowa students.
Definition of School Nursing
School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in public health principles, evidence-based and ethical practice, are the leaders who bridge healthcare 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.
ISNO membership is open to all levels of nursing education. ISNO is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). ISNO membership includes membership in NASN. ISNO and NASN together benefits school nurses by speaking as one voice locally and nationally, increasing the visibility of school nursing, advocating for manageable nurse to student ratios, and providing a forum for discussion of school health issues.