Major Resources and Data: Minnesota School Nursing Toolkit

Minnesota-Specific Resources

Minnesota School Health Guide (Minnesota Department of Health) Under Revision

"The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) offers this guide (written in 1996) to assist school personnel and community leaders in their efforts to achieve effective school health programs. This guide is a comprehensive resource book with basic information, guidelines, and recommendations. It reflects the expanding role of schools in addressing students' health, changes in diseases and prevention of diseases, and the growing emphasis for children, youth, and adults on wellness and health promotion."

School Nurses of Minnesota (SNOM)
SNOM is Minnesota's professional school nursing organization. Find information on SNOM's strategic goals, membership, legislative information, and more.

School Health (Minnesota Department of Health)
MDH's school health web site directs users to MDH programs and resources on school health topics

Minnesota Data and Statistics

Minnesota Student Survey (Center for Health Statistics)
The Minnesota Student Survey investigates information about 6th, 9th, and 12th graders' health behaviors and perceptions of school

Data Downloads (Minnesota Department of Education)
Information on enrollment, population, dropouts, and districts

National Resources

Healthy Schools, Healthy Youth! (CDC)
Find information from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, about coordinated school health programs, and the School Health Index

National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
The NASN web site contains links to position statements, issue briefs, the Journal of School Nursing, and more helpful resources for school nurses.

Site Key
Research link logo Find a link to research on a school health or school nursing topic. Most of these links are to journal literature searches in the PubMed database provided by the National Library of Medicine. Check back often to see new articles!
Quick Links Links to national resources on school health topics, including National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Issue Briefs and Position Statements
In Minnesota Links to Minnesota-specific resources on school health topics
NASN Issue Briefs "An informational report (inclusive of NASN's position and rationale, as pertinent) about a school nurse or health issue impacting children and/or schools."
NASN Position Statements "Expressions of the opinions, beliefs, or official positions taken by the organization on issues related to health or to school nursing. Summarizing historical, political, or scientific aspects of an issue and serves as official viewpoint that can be shared with others."