Mississippi School
Nurse Association 

The Mississippi School Nurse Association (MSNA) was organized in 1993. School nurses throughout the state met in Natchez, Mississippi, established four regions within the state, and have been meeting annually since that time.


Our Goal:

Advance the practice of school nursing in the state of Mississippi,
Provide leadership at state and local levels on issues pertaining to school health, and to Promote visibility of school nursing practice.

Mississippi School Nurse 
Mission Statement 

The Mission of the Mississippi School Nurse Association is to promote quality school health programs, strengthen the professional growth of school nurses, and advance the practice of school nursing.


School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build Student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning. (NASN 2010)

School Kids
What are the Goals 
of MSNA?

The goals of the Association are to advance the practice of school nursing in the state of Mississippi, Provide leadership at state and local levels on issues pertaining to school health, and to promote visibility of school nursing practice.

National Association of School Nurses 

The National Association of School Nurses supports the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice by specialized registered nurses. NASN is the expert voice for optimal student health and for professional development of school nurses.  Every child has access to a school nurse all day, every day.
National Association School Nurse
2015 School Nurse Of The Year PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 April 2015 19:27

2015 School Nurse of the Year Lorene Adams

Congratulations to Lorena Adams, 2015 Mississippi School Nurse of the Year.

MSNA Member Receives National Award PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:31
Donnis HarrisDonnis Harris, MSN, RN, NCSN stands with Rep. William Shirley (Left, R-Quitman) and Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Greg Snowden (Right, R-Meridian) in the chamber of the MS House of Representatives. Harris, a nurse for the Quitman School District, was recently awarded National Certified School Nurse of the Year.
MSNA Updates January 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 09:59
  • Mississippi was recognized and won the Membership Award for greatest percent increase in membership at the National Conference in Texas.
  • Donnis Harris was recognized at the NASN national convention as the national NCSN Nurse of the Year for the National Board for Certification of School Nurses.
  • Donnis is our MSNA president elect.
  • Connie Board is running for the Nominations Committee for NASN.
  • A new National Membership Subcommittee has been formed to examine our growing membership and review programs and products that NASN members need an desire. Donnis Harris, our president elect, is a member of this national committee.
  • Capitol Day is January 20. School nurses from around the state will be attending to talk with legislatures about bills and laws that effect school nurses.
North Region Holds Falls Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 October 2014 06:19
Double Decker Bus TourWe had our fall meeting for the North Region on October 8, 2014, at the Batesville Public Library. We had several nurses from different areas of the north attend. Congratulations to Lorena Adams of the Holly Springs school district for being chosen as the North's school nurse of the year! Conference responsibilities were discussed. The North is in charge of decorations, door prizes and gifts this year.
Christy Tingle Selected 2014 School Nurse of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2014 20:39
Chrsity-Tingle-MS-School-Nurse-of-the-Year-and-Diane-Chaney-MSNA-President-elect2Congratulations to Christy Tingle, MS School Nurse of the Year award recipient the 2014 Mississippi School Nurse Association Conference. Christy and Diane Chaney, MSNA President-elect pose together at the conference.
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Message From The President

ShelbyI wanted to say thank you to all the school nurses in Mississippi! Thank you for letting me represent you in the past 2 years as your president. These years have been amazing when I look back on the experiences that I have had because of MSNA. I know Diane Chaney will have wonderful visions for MSNA in the coming years and I challenge you to become involved, I know we don't barely have time to go to the bathroom during our school days, but take 30 min. after school to yourself and think how you can change. Even small little changes sometimes make big things happen later. I have come to realize no (one) but ( I) can make happen - what (I) want to happen. Ok, think my Philosophy class is kicking in!! Good luck next school year, take care of yourselves and THANK YOU!

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