About Us

LSNO has an average of 300 members across the state of Louisiana who are school nurses serving the more than 750,000 children in every public school setting. School nurses care for ALL of the children of our state and service ALL needs, both regular education and those with medically fragile health conditions.

LSNO is proudly celebrating almost 40 years of serving the health needs of school-age children in Louisiana and advancing the practice of school nursing.

We are your School Nurses of Louisiana!

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The Louisiana School Nurses Organization (LSNO) was formed in 1968 with these specific purposes/goals in mind:

  1. To stimulate increasingly effective School Nursing Services and thereby strengthening Louisiana's educational process through improvement of the health status of the students.

  2. To enable members to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to School Nursing and School Health.

  3. To develop and promote standards for continuous educational opportunities for professional School Nurses.

  4. To stimulate School Nurse participation in all nursing and educational activities.

Definition: School of 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)