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Step Up & Be Counted

National School Nurse Standardized Data Set:

A joint project of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants (NASSNC)

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"Anything that is measured and watched, improves" - Bob Parsons, American Entrepreneur

School Nurses collect rich and important data. NASN and NASSNC are working together to develop a national uniform, standardized data set for all school nurses to collect specific data points the same way.

The 2016-17 school year marks the third year of data collection by Step Up & Be Counted! School nurses are encouraged to collect specific data on the number of nurses and health personnel in schools, the number of children with diagnosed chronic health conditions, and the disposition of children seen in the school nurse office.  We invite each school nurse to step up and be counted!

"People listen to stories, but they act on data" - NASN Research Forum Attendee 2008


View the National Step Up and Be Counted National Data Collection web page and links


Colorado nurses enter your Step Up and Be Counted data below:

Thank you for completing the Step Up and Be Counted survey for your school or district. Your data will help us learn about schools across Colorado, and our statewide data will be contributed to the national NASN Step Up and Be Counted dataset.

Before entering data, please:

  • Answer each question as completely as possible.  Please do not leave any answers blank, and do not estimate.
  • Please use official October count values to provide the total number of students you are representing.
  • Only count the number of healthcare provider diagnosed chronic conditions.
  • If you school district did not collect a particular value, please enter "DNC" for "did not collect".  If you have no students that fit in a particular category, please enter "0".

To complete the survey with 2016-2017 school year data for your school or district, please visit our 2 data entry links:

Part 1:
Part 2:

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact either:

Kathleen Patrick, State School Nurse Consultant - Colorado Department of Education at
Christina Baker, School Health Consultant - Children's Hospital Colorado at

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