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

MSNA Spotlight News

Our Spring meeting on February 19th was well attended. We had 21 nurses attend from various schools. We discussed our ....
Shawn Smith was selected The MSNA East Region School Nurse of the Year at the 2013 annual conference. Congratulations Shawn ....
Mary LaSalle
Mary LaSalle  was selected as the South Region School Nurse of The Year at the annual conference held in Jackson on April 17-19, 2013.
Cindy Wilson was selected the 2013 West Region School Nurse of The Year at the annual conference held in Jackson on April 2013.
21st Annual Mississippi School Nurse Conference 2014 PDF Print E-mail
“Annual Conference”

 April 9-11, 2014

Natchez Convention Center
Natchez, MS 39120
"MSNA: Contributing to the Health and Well-being of
all Students with Integrity and Excellence"
Conference Registration Form 2014 Conference Agenda 
Vendor Letter Vendor Application and Fees 


* * * Please note that the deadline for the Vendor Application as been changed to February 28, 2014 * * *

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.


CANCELLATION POLICY Requests to cancel will be honored thru April 8, 2013. Telephone cancellations must be confirmed via email within 7 days of the request. Refunds, less a $25 processing fee, will be mailed within 30 days. Hotel Room Rate code:  MSNA413

Please note that a $7.95 amenities fee will be added to your base room rate. You will be told this when you call to book reservation


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Message From The President

ShelbyThe time is getting close! We need everyone to get your registration in ASAP so we can calculate luncheon/snacks/goody bags. If you know your registration is in route, please let us know. Look forward to seeing everyone and hearing how your school year has been going. This year we will have a special guest- Donna Mazyck, Executive Director of NASN. Excited to hear her words of wisdom. This will be a special opportunity for you also to ask those special School Nurse questions.See you April 9-11th.

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