Well, friends, it worked in my school district, and I encourage you to try it in yours. Ask your school district to pay for your NASN membership as part of your professional development plan. NASN has tools to make the ask super easy! Remember, if we don’t ask, the answer is always no!
The content of this email was retrieved directly from NASN: NASN Guide to Share With Employers
NASN Guide to Share With Employers
WHY YOUR SCHOOL NURSE NEEDS NASN
Employers can and often will pay for their employees’ professional subscription (membership) fees. School nurses who enhance their professional skills, knowledge, and network directly benefit the work they do for their school community. Every employer wants their employees to perform their best.
NASN offers a membership guide and an editable template letter to share with administrators or employers. These resources communicate how a NASN subscription (membership) benefits the entire school community.
JUSTIFICATION LETTER TEMPLATE
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Dear < insert employer’s name or salutation >,
I seek your support in enrolling with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). With NASN, we will be linked to hundreds of school nurses locally and 19,000+ school nurses around the country and the world.
- Through enrollment with NASN, we immediately connect our school community to:
- No-cost eyecare and eyewear vouchers to share with eligible students and family members.
- Complimentary professional development programming for school nurses like me in NASN’s Online Learning Center.
Subscriptions to leading journals containing innovative and evidence-based school health articles.
The attached fact sheet provides a bit more detail, and the cost for annual enrollment is < insert cost: this varies by state; find your dues amount here >.
Thank you for considering this request. Making this investment in our school community will positively impact school health and safety, our processes, and, ultimately, the education of our students.
I look forward to hearing from you soon to discuss this.
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