About AASN

Vision Statement:     

Improve the health and educational outcomes of students by strengthening the practices of the professional school nurse.

Mission Statement:   

Support school nurses by providing quality educational opportunities which foster student growth, development and academic achievement; and promote the delivery of quality health care in schools. 


  • Empower the school nurse by promoting the practice, development, and advancement of their profession.
  • Promote optimal health of students.
  • Foster partnerships with those who actively promote healthy schools and school nurses.
  • Actively participate in the legislative process advocating for increased school health services for Alabama’s children.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility.

Our History:

On April 30, 1970 school nurses attended a workshop, “The Nurse and the School Child” at the University of Alabama. The organization, then called the Alabama School Nurses Association was officially organized May 26, 1970, in Birmingham. Then, on March 15, 1972, the name was changed to the Department of School Nurses under the Alabama Education Association. Later, the name was changed once again to become the Alabama Association of School Nurses (AASN) to avoid confusion with the Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA). In 2006, the AASN became incorporated as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code.


AASN Strategic Plan 2010-2015