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)

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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

MSNA Spotlight News

Christy Tingle, Mississippi School Nurse Association Nurse of the year and Diane Chaney, MSNA President-elect pose together at the conference.
Members of the Mississippi School Nurse Association East Region hold their region meeting beside the flowing Mississippi River .
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Congratulations to Christy Tingle, MS School Nurse of the Year award recipient the 2014 Mississippi School Nurse Association Conference.
2014 Awards Luncheon
Congratulations to Christy Tingle, MS School Nurse of the Year award recipient, and to each of the Region School Nurse of the Year (SNY) recipients.
MDE Fall School Nurse Region Meeting Dates and Locations PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2014 19:40
Summer Session—July 28 & 29—Pascagoula School District Family Interactive Center
Central Session---September 15 & 16 – Pearl City Community Room
South Session—September 17 & 18 --- University of Southern MS, College of Nursing, Hattiesburg
North Session—September 22 & 23—TBA (Looking in the Oxford area)
This activity has been submitted to the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc for approval to award contact hours.

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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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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