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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
Terry Clark has been a Registered Nurse for 36 years working the last 15 in School Nursing. She is currently working at Sierra Middle School for Sunnyside School District in Tucson, AZ. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education and is one of only 25 Nationally Certified Nurses in Arizona. Terry served as the Arizona Director to the National Association of School Nurses and is a past board member of SNOA. She also works part-time as a Legal Nurse Consultant. In 2004, she was honored as one of Tucson’s ‘Fabulous Fifty Nurses’. Terry is passionate about healthcare education and has a strong interest in helping those who suffer from mental illness. She considers educating students, staff, parents, as well as maintaining her own continuing education, is at the core of being a competent school nurse. She has presented at the local, State and National levels on a variety of health topics. She has three grown children and two grandchildren all of whom drive her passion for school nursing.
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