Our History

The Arizona School Nurse Consortium was originally called the Arizona School Nurse Task Force (ASNTF).  It was comprised of the three primary school health organizations in Arizona (School Nurse Chapter of the Arizona Nurses Association, Arizona School Health Association and the School Nurses Organization of Arizona - SNOA).  The ASNTF was originally formed to develope criteria for school nurse certification for course requirements.

In 2000, it was decided to change the name to the Arizona School Nurse Consortium (AZSNC).  The name change would more accurately reflect the group's collaborative efforts.  An application was also submitted at this time to become a 501 (c)(3) corporation. 

AZSNC would continue with the following:

  • Legislative issues regarding school nurses, such as, promoting School Nurse Certification for all school nurses and advocating for registered nurses in all schools
  • Update and distribute the Arizona School Health Guidelines Manual for Registered Nurses
  • Maintain and update the Arizona School Health Annual Report (ASHAR)
  • Contract with ADHS, Office of Infectious Disease Services, for electronic transfer of data about illness syndromes from the Child Health Indicator Program (CHIP)
  • Communicate with school nurses and other health office personnel via the bi-annual Health Street newsletter
  • Providing an Annual School Health Nursing Seminar