The Arizona Department of Education with funding support from the Arizona Department of Health Services will be implementing the Arizona School Nurse Access Program (ASAP), an aptly named program to expediently increase the number of school nurses in Arizona. The ASAP will support professional growth and development of both new to practice school nurses as well as the incumbent workforce. The goal of the ASAP is to foster a highly educated workforce that functions to the full extent of their license and education. The COVID-19 funding through the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Workforce Development Crisis Emergency Cooperative Agreement makes the ASAP possible.
A Glimpse Into The ASAP: 34 Nurses Hired Serving Rural Schools In 11 Different Counties
"There is so much more to school nursing than just putting Band-Aids on children," - Kristi Torbenson, RN/BSN
Being a School Nurse Means..
- Creating relationships with students and their families
- Building a foundation of healthy practices within students early on
- Impacting the community by advocating for changes to improve health
- Enjoying the same schedule as your kids
Become a School Nurse and Make A Difference!
Arizona Foundation for the Future of Nursing
Check out the ASAP PAGE on AzFFN's website for more resources.
For more information about Project ASAP, click HERE.
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