Mission and Vision Statements

The Oregon School Nurse Association (OSNA) advocates for all children through school nursing services. OSNA is the only state association organized by and for Oregon school nurses. We support school nurses and all they do to maintain a healthy environment for our children.

The OSNA website is a resource for those wanting to learn more about school nursing and the association.  It offers an online community to association members.

Definition of School Nursing

School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes students 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 NASN Board of Directors February 2017


The school nurse is the expert voice for optimal, equitable student health.


The Oregon School Nurses Association develops and provides leadership to advance school nursing practice by specialized licensed nurses to support the health and educational success of each and every student and school community.

OSNA is classified under the Internal Revenue Code as a 501(c)(6) Exempt Organizations.