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SCASN Announcements

  • Two Richland One Nurses Receive the Daisy Award.

    The DAISY Award is a recognition program to celebrate and recognize nurses by collecting nominations from patients, families, and co-workers. It is run by our partners as a way to thank nurses for the care and kindness they provide.

  • Check-out Camp Rise Above

    The Place Where I Belong

    Camp Rise Above is much more than a place-it truly creates a sense of belonging that far outreaches the time that our campers spend at camp.

  • 22nd School Nurse Summer Conference Registration is OPEN!

  • CLASSROOM CHAMPIONS: Lowcountry nurse collecting feminine products for middle schoolers

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A North Charleston school nurse says she is passionate about making sure every middle school girl is comfortable in her own skin.

    Markita Johnson is the school nurse at Jerry Zucker Middle School and is a mother of three girls. Johnson is always on the go assisting her students when they’re sick, injured or in need of medical assistance.

    Johnson says middle school can be the most chaotic time in your life. Between changes in the body and puberty, students rely on Johnson to feel safe at school. Johnson says for both the parent and the child, it can be a confusing time. As a mom of three girls, she wants every parent to be able to speak to their daughter and share comforting words in an emotional moment.

    For her Donors Choose project, Johnson is asking for feminine products, pants and underwear for girls. She says most parents don’t keep extra clothes in the car for their teenage girls and no parent wants to hear that their child has had an accident at school.

    “Some parents can’t necessarily get to their kid fast enough. I want to be able to have supplies here that they need so I can get them back to feeling good so they’re able to return to class and not feeling sad about it,” Johnson says. “I think about my three girls and how I’d want their experience to be at school. I want them to feel clean, be confident and I want them to know it happens to all girls. There is someone in the building that is there to help them.”

    Johnson says the school is always in need of newly packaged unused underwear and feminine products for females in various size ranges.

    Click here to donate to her Donors Choose project and become a Classroom Champion.

    All donations to Donors Choose are tax-deductible. Donors Choose collects your money, then buys the items and sends them to the teacher. This ensures that your donation is used for our area teachers.

    Along with donating to her Donors Choose Project, you can drop the clothing off directly to Jerry Zucker Middle School in North Charleston to addressed to Nurse Johnson.

  • SAVE THE DATE!! SCASN Summer Conference May 31- June 1 at Segra Park in Columbia, SC

  • Directions for Accessing SCASN Free CEUs through Lowcountry AHEC

    1.       Go to the Lowcountry AHEC Website:

    2.       Hover over the heading “CPD”

    3.       Click the bottom title in the drop-down box “AHEC Learning Portal.”

    4.       This should take you to the Programs Listing Page

    5.       In the Topics Box pick “Pediatrics”

    6.       All pediatric related topics should list below the search box. This list will include:

    a.       Body Systems: Part 1 (Instructional hours 7.00)

    b.       Body Systems: Part 2 (Instructional hours 7.25)

    c.       Foundations of School Nursing (Instructional hours 12.00)

    d.       Rashes in Skin of Color (instructional time 1.10)

    e.       Rashes in Skin of Color: Part 2 (instructional time 1.25)

    7.       Click on the topic you want, and it will take you to the registration page.

    8.       Register for the class, then check out.

    9.       Your checkout should be successful.

    10.   Click on the Royal Blue Button that says, “Go to my Registration.”

    11.   Click on “In Progress” and your class (es) will be listed.

    12.   On the right side of the box should be a box that says, “Take Pre-Test” or “Go to Course.”

  • SCASN Dues Change

    This is a notification that the South Carolina Association of School Nurses Board are in the process of adjusting our annual dues to $140.00. Dues have not been adjusted since our founding and are currently the lowest of any NASN affiliate. To maintain sustainability, continued free CEU offerings, and allow for growth the Board has voted for the dues increase. 

    In addition to the perks of having a NASN membership, SCASN also:

    1.      Encourages any Active SCASN member to run for a Board Member position. These positions help build our organization and can open continuing education opportunities at the NASN Summer Conference?

    2.      Coordinates a local in-person Summer Conference offering CEUs and fellowship with other school nurses.

    3.      Are eligible for Awards and Scholarships

    4.      Has multiple opportunities for school nurses to collaborate through committees.

    5.      Offers SCASN members access to five free CEU opportunities through Low Country AHEC:

    a.       Body Systems: Part 1 (Instructional hours 7.00)

    b.      Body Systems: Part 2 (Instructional hours 7.25)

    c.       Foundations of School Nursing (Instructional hours 12.00)

    d.      Rashes in Skin of Color (instructional time 1.10)

    e.       Rashes in Skin of Color: Part 2 (instructional time 1.25)

  • Florence County: School Nurse Honored for Saving 11 year old's Life

  • SCASN Award Applications Due TODAY!

    This is a reminder that SCASN Award Applications are due today!

  • SCASN Award Nomination Applications Due February 2nd

    In order to participate in the NASN recognition of South Carolina Nurses we need Award Nomination Applications turned in as soon as possible. Our deadline is Friday, February 2, 2024. 
    Click on the "For Members" tab and then on "Awards" to find a list of awards and the Applications. 
    Can't Wait to see who you nominate.
  • Pulse of CCSD – Goodwin nurse a blessing to school and community

    Meet Jennifer Holmes, the nurse at W.B. Goodwin Elementary School.
    "Medical professionals are called by honor and duty to respond to an emergency if they are able. Holmes has been tested with this twice in the last five years. She considers herself to have been in the right place at the right time when, on two different occasions, she saved a person’s life by administering the Heimlich maneuver. In both instances, restaurant patrons were choking on their food."
    CCSD celebrates Holmes, who is dedicated to serving her community and the students and staff at Goodwin.
  • SCASN Winter General Meeting

    The SCASN Winter General Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link has been sent out to members via email. Hope to see you there! 

  • Upstate student’s life saved by AED, family shares their story

    Check this out!

  • Carolina Panthers Nurse Appreciation Game!

    Carolina Panthers Nurse Appreciation Game

    The Carolina Panthers want to say thank you to Nurses with a special ticket package offer to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers on January 6 or 7, 2024! For just $70 you can secure a ticket to the game and a limited edition Carolina Panthers Nurse's Appreciation hat! Hats will be available for pick up during the first half of the game on the 500-level Skydeck outside of section 531, and further instructions will be communicated. This is not a giveaway and hats are only redeemable when tickets are purchased through this link or a group sales representative.

    Hurry! Tickets are selling fast! 

    *PLEASE NOTE: The date and time of the Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers game is not yet set and is subject to the NFL flex scheduling policy*

  • Become a SCASN Member!

    See how being a member of SCASN through NASN can benefit you!

  • Check Out the Newest NASN Toolkit: Naloxone Education for School Nurses Toolkit

    This toolkit offers resources to assist school nurses and other school leaders in evaluating and responding to the drug overdose crisis.

  • Newberry School Nurse Coordinator Job Opening

  • SAFE Symposium September 9, 2023

  • Rethink Poverty Training August 30, 2023

  • Opinion: The Question Every Parent should ask Before School Starts Back.


  • Gov. JB Pritzker signs legislation aimed at improving way IL schools address student trauma