2023 President-Elect Candidate Pat Endsley

Meet the Candidates

2023 NASN Election Candidates

These candidates have completed the Nominating Committee process and are running for office. [Select a name and scroll down to view their candidate data and statement of view.]

President-Elect Candidates

Gloria Barrera

Lynn Nelson

Patricia Endsley

Secretary/Treasurer Candidate

Connie Griffin

Nominating Committee Candidates

Cheryl Peiffer

Cindy Begley


Election Details

Election Dates: March 15, 2023 - April 15, 2023

All votes will be cast electronically unless a paper ballot is requested. If requesting a paper ballot, please send an email to ddinkel@nasn.org or call 866-627-6767 and state your name, address, NASN ID, and that you are requesting a paper ballot.

Voting members will receive an email when the ballot opens. Other announcements will be made in the NASN Weekly Digest, NASN School Nurse journal, The Journal of School Nursing journal, and on this website.

Patricia Endsley, PhD, MSN, RN, NCSN

Patricia Endsley

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Patricia Endsley, PhD, MSN, RN, NCSN

President-Elect Candidate

Current NASN Affiliate: Maine Association of School Nurses (MASN)

Major Clinical, Teaching, or Practice Area: School Nurse

Education: University of Missouri - Kansas City, Nursing, PhD/2021; SUNY Stonybrook, Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN/2003; St. Anselm College, Nursing, BSN/1985

Awards, Achievements, and Honors: Maine School Nurse of the Year, 2016; Maine ANA Public Health Leadership Award, 2020

Employment: Wells High School Nurse, Wells-Ogunquit CSD #18, 2005 - Present: School Nurse for 440 students.

Other Significant Positions Held: Adjunct Professor, Arizona College of Nursing, 2022 - Present; Adjunct Professor, Cambridge College, 2021 - Present (Ethics and Legal Issues in School Nursing); Staff RN, Charge Nurse (Obstetrics), Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH, 1992 - 2012

Present NASN Offices/Appointments: NA

Past NASN Offices/Appointments: NA

Present NASN Affiliate Offices/Appointments: MASN Web Manager, 2011 - Present

Past NASN Affiliate Offices/Appointments: MASN President, 2018 - 2020; MASN/NASN Director, 2011 - 2015

Present Offices/Appointments in Other Associations: NA

Past Offices/Appointments in Other Associations: School Board of Directors Member (representing Town of Lebanon, Maine), Maine School Administrative District #60, North Berwick, Berwick, and Lebanon, Maine, 2011 - 2014

Publications Significant to School Nursing:

  • Hastert, M., Chrisman, M., Endsley, P., Skarbek, A., Marchello, N. (2022) Familiarity and use of MyPlate: An online focus group exploration among midwestern K−12 teachers. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
  • Endsley, P. (2017). School Nurse Workload: A Scoping Review of Acute Care, Community Health, and Mental Health Nursing Workload Literature. Journal of School Nursing, 33(1), 43–52. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840516681423
  • Endsley, P. (2016). Advocacy and Legislative Engagement: Every School Nurse’s Responsibility. NASN School Nurse (Print), 31(6), 331–334. Form 301 This form last revised: 04/18/19, https://doi.org/10.1177/1942602X16669817
  • Combe, L. G., Bachman, M. B., Dolatowski, R., Endsley, P. E., Hassey, K., Maughan, E., … Zeno, E. (2015). School nurse workload: students are more than just numbers. NASN School Nurse (Print), 30(5), 283–288. http://doi.org/10.1177/1942602X15596582
  • Combe, L. G., Bachman, M. B., Dolatowski, R., Endsley, P. E., Hassey, K., Maughan, E., … Zeno, E. (2015) School Nurse Workload— Staffing for Safe Care. (2015). NASN School Nurse, 30(5), 290–293 4p. http://doi.org/10.1177/1942602X15594143

Presentations Significant to School Nursing:

  • Chrisman, M, Marchello, N., Skarbek, A, Hastert,M., Endsley, P. & Hagen, J. (2022, November 6-9). Nutrition education and nutrition literacy among rural schoolteachers in Missouri. [Conference round table presentation]. APHA Conference, Boston, MA, United States.
  • Hastert, M., Chrisman, M., Marchello, N., Endsley, P., Skarbek, A. (2022, November 6-9). Knowledge, use, and barriers of MyPlate and nutrition education into school curricula. [Conference poster presentation]. APHA Conference, Boston, MA, United States.
  • Hagen, J., Chrisman, M., Marchello, N., Skarbek, A., Hastert, M., Endsley, P. (2022, October 8-11) Nutrition education and nutrition literacy among rural schoolteachers in Missouri. [Conference poster presentation]. FNCE® Conference, Orlando, FL, United States.
  • Jameson B., Anderson L., Endsley, P. (2019, June 21-25). Are we there yet? Developing a workload instrument for school nursing [Conference poster presentation]. National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference 2019. Denver CO, United States.
  • Endsley, P. (2019, March 27-30). Are we there yet? Developing a workload instrument for school nursing [Conference poster presentation]. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference 2019. Kansas City, MO, United States.

Research Significant to School Nursing:

  • Endsley, P. E. (2020). Exploring school nurse workload through the lived experiences of school nurses caring for students kindergarten through fifth grade. (10355/80789) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri, Kansas City]. MO Space. https://hdl.handle.net/10355/80789

Statement of View: Navigating the New Normal: The major challenge for school nurses in the next five years will be to navigate our “new normal”. The pandemic has placed school nursing practice in the spotlight but as the pandemic becomes endemic, school nurses and NASN must keep this momentum active as we strive to provide the best physical and emotional care to our students. As of March 2022, we are winning many battles, but the COVID-19 war is not over. A physical war in Eastern Europe may introduce economic hardships and increase our focus on the care of new refugee and military families. Many other unknown challenges may also be placed in our paths, but school nurses will rise to the occasion again.

The role of the National Association of School Nurses is to provide our members with the education and resources to best serve our communities and promote research to constantly evaluate our best practices. As NASN President, my role is to lead and encourage our organization and each school nurse to “dig deep” and continue to utilize our voice, personal philosophy, and leadership skills; no matter what events lie ahead. School nurses and NASN are not navigating this new landscape alone and should take time to participate in our current professional collaborations and nurture new opportunities to represent our students. No voice or action is too small. Together we can continue the momentum of school nursing practice.

This President-Elect candidate completed the Nominating Committee process.