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Welcome to SNOA
The School Nurses Organization of Arizona (SNOA) is a professional organization which represents the interests of school nurses and promotes student wellness and learning. Through our affiliation with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), SNOA members are represented on a national level.
Please check out our Newsletter for current additions. SNOA hopes that you will find this web page helpful. It is our goal to assist school nurses throughout the state of Arizona.
This site will be updated regularly on what is happening in the state and around the nation, so please check back often.
NASN Recommended RN To Student Ratio
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that schools should employ professionally prepared Registered Nurses, to conduct and supervise school health programs which address the variety of health problems experienced by school children. NASN recommends a formula-based approach with minimum ratios of nurses-to-students of 1:750 for students in the general population. Although the state of Arizona does not currently mandate school nursing services in public schools, SNOA supports and advocates the NASN position statement.
Meet a Member
Jody A. Disney
Currently, Jody is the the Director of Health & Wellness for Sunnyside School District in Tucson, Arizona; a school district with 18,000 students, 22 schools and twenty-two RNs. Jody began her school nursing career in 2006 in a large middle school at Sunnyside after practicing as a nurse midwife for 23 years in Arizona. She previously worked primarily in women's health.
Jody has two grown children, one living in Tucson and the other in LA. Her hobbies include travel, music, film and good books. As a child, Jody was a military brat and lived all over the United States, in South America for many years and was born in Germany.
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