2020 NASN Elections
Candidate Data and Statement of View
Brenda Jean Lindahl, RN
Current NASN Affiliate: Alabama Association of School Nurses (AASN)
Major Clinical, Teaching, or Practice Area: Administration/Management, School Nurse
Education: Milwaukee Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, Diploma RN, 1972
Awards, Achievements, and Honors: Alabama School Nurse of the Year, 2005; Member of Delta Kappa Gamma PI Chapter, AASN President, 2008 - 2009
Employment: Auburn City Schools, Nurse Administrator, 2016 – Present:
- Responsible for supervision 16 school nurses,
- Develop and review Policies, Protocols, Guidelines,
- CPR Faculty Member with TRIO Safety,
- Monitor and evaluate school nurses,
- Gather data to provide Superintendent with Health Assessment Need each school year,
- Conduct In-service training,
- Attend Administrative Council meetings,
- Oversee and schedule health screenings which includes: Vision, Scoliosis, Immunization and Flu, Wellness Screenings for employees,
- On state task force for developing & implementing Updated Medication Curriculum and Palliative End of Life Curriculum,
- Implement stocking EpiPen and Naloxone in schools,
- Budget responsibilities,
- Staffing for each school, field trips, after-school and overnight activities.
Other Significant Positions Held: Lead Nurse, Lee County School System, 2008 – 2016; School Nurse, Lee County School System, 1998 – 2016; Pediatric/Child Health Clinic Nurse, Lee County Department of Public Health Department, 1994 - 1998
Present NASN Offices/Appointments: Alabama Data Initiative representative, 2018 - Present
Past NASN Offices/Appointments:Alabama State Director, 2015 - 2018
Present NASN Affiliate Offices/Appointments: AASN Website Chairman, 2015 - Present
Past NASN Affiliate Offices/Appointments: CEU Chairman, 2007 – 2014; AASN President, 2008 – 2009; 1st Vice President, 2007 – 2008; 2nd Vice President, 2006 – 2007; AASN Secretary, 2002 - 2005
Present Offices/Appointments in Other Associations: NA
Past Offices/Appointments in Other Associations: Alabama Board of Nursing Interview Committee for positions opened on ABN, 2016 – 2018; Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority Treasurer, 2014 - 2015
Publications Significant to School Nursing:
Published the true story: The Pledge of Allegiance by Brenda Lindahl in “Inspiring the Inspirational – 2008 Words of Hope from Nurses to Nurses” by Sue Heacock RN, MBA, Cohn-S
Presentations Significant to School Nursing:
Trained Grief Counselor, DKG meeting, How Children Grieve, March 2009.
Beta State Conference, Grieving the Loss of a Student, Faculty member or Significant Other, March 26,2010.
Research Significant to School Nursing: Alabama Asthma Coalition, 2016 – Present: I am on the committee that just completed an Asthma Survey with Alabama School Nurses 7-2018 and getting ready to publish results in The Journal of School Nursing: Evidence Based Practice, Policy Reports or Quality Improvement.
Statement of View:
As a member on Nominating Committee I will take it very seriously to continue the strong and qualified leadership on our Board that is exemplified to this day. Seeking School Nurses that have the dedication and strong desire to be a voice and advocate for what we as an affiliate believe; "Every school should have a school nurse everyday all day!" NASN continues to be recognized as a very strong professional organization that is respected by all the communities that we have connections with. NASN has become a strong voice for children's rights to be healthy and be able to learn within our national and state legislatures. I will seek to my best ability those qualified candidates that will continue to be a strong voice and leader for NASN. Thank you!
This Nominating Committee candidate completed the Nominating Committee process.