Network for Public Health Law and National School Nurses Association Symposium

School Nurses: Understanding Legal Strategies for Advancing a Culture of Health in Schools

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

View the recordings of the Symposium.

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Join the Network for Public Health Law, the National Association of School Nurses, and experts in the fields of public health, law, and education to explore important issues related to the role of school nursing in public health, including:

  • The role of school nurses in promoting child and adolescent health;
  • The legal framework for school nursing (e.g., ratio laws, professional requirements, Medicaid payment for school health services, FERPA);
  • Epidemiologic evidence of improved student health outcomes and decreased absenteeism;
  • Successful models of utilizing school nurses to improve access to care; and
  • The role of school nurses in addressing health equity.



Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcoming Remarks


The Role of School Nurses in Public Health


Lunch and Table Discussions


The Legal Framework for School Nursing


Health Equity and Access to School Health Services: Successful Models