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.

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 of School Nursing

School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.  Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.