The Consortium of School Nurse Educators (formerly known as the Educators' Caucus) is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of NASN members engaged in the work of educating school nurses (definition published 2008). (This can be interpreted to include, but not be limited to, school nurses who are precepting students, university/college faculty, nurses who are teaching school nurse certificate programs, state school nurse consultants, etc.)
Current Consortium Officers:
Chairperson: Laura Jannone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Past Chairperson: Erin Maughan (email@example.com)
Secretary: Charlotte Barry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Membership: Rhonda Goodman (email@example.com)
Newsletter: Sharon Guthrie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Research Chair: Ann Marie McCarthy
Continuing Education: Lorraine Chewey
Special Projects: Laura Jannone & Marie Foley
The goal of the Consortium is to meet the needs of school nurse educators with the following purposes:
To provide a mechanism by which school nurse educators can come together in an organized, formalized manner every year at the NASN Annual Conference.
To promote communication and the exchange of information and ideas between school nurse educators and the NASN Board of Directors.
To be an additional benefit of membership not to replace or duplicate the activities of NASN committees.
To identify and explore targeted issues of importance to school nurse educators.
To promote the mission of NASN.
To serve as a resource regarding school nurse education and school nursing.
To identify school nurse educators who have specific expertise and can contribute to integrating that expertise into NASN activities.
Priority Issues include: a national data-base of school nurse preparation programs and state certification requirements; development of guidelines for core curriculum and body of knowledge for school nurse preparation; competencies of school nursing; strategies to meet NCATE standards with NASN standards; review of NASN standards in light of recent changes in ANA standards; facilitating competency based research and mentoring for school nurses; and recognition of school nurse educators.
The Consortium annual meeting is held during the NASN Annual Conference. The NASN Educators electronic Discussion List enables members of this group to network with their colleagues throughout the year.
To become a member of this SIG, simply check the appropriate box on the NASN membership application or contact NASN to update our records.
School Nurse Educator Recognition Award
Intended to recognize an outstanding school nurse educator for significant contributions to school nursing.
Nominations must come from NASN Affiliate State Organizations or the National Consortium of School Nurse Educators.
Click here for more information on this Award and related awards.