2020 NASN Elections
Candidate Data and Statement of View
Lisa A. Sicilio, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN
Current NASN Affiliate: Texas School Nurses Organization (TSNO)
Major Clinical, Teaching, or Practice Area: Administration/Management; School Nurse (Secondary)
Education: Cambridge College, School Nurse Education, MEd, 2015; Roberts Wesleyan College, Nursing, BSN, 1981
Awards, Achievements, and Honors: Injury Prevention and Public Education Committee of the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council, Two year appointment, 2018 - Present
Employment: College Station Independent School District, District Nurse Coordinator, School Nurse, 1992 - Present: In addition to my responsibilities to the students and faculty of my campus, my district responsibilities are wide in range. Collaborative responsibilities include working with physicians to annually update our standing orders and standing unassigned epinephrine auto-injection orders. In addition, I work closely with the Texas A&M College of Nursing to ensure a meaningful school nursing rotation for the nursing students and our school RNs.
Disease prevention and surveillance efforts include coordination with local partners to provide vaccination clinics that provide flu vaccines as well as many other vaccines. I have been able to add data points to our electronic health records that enables me to run influenza surveillance in our district.
Education is an essential component of school nursing. As a campus nurse, I have provided many different topics including germ prevention, healthy choices, heart health, and many more. As the district nursing coordinator, I am actively involved in the development of updated annual staff development including blood-borne pathogens exposure control, severe allergies and training for our unlicensed diabetic care assistants. I work closely with district administration as a resource on health issues that may encompass emerging disease concerns, education, policy, public relations, and staff development.
Other Significant Positions Held: Home Health RN, Consumer Direct Care Network, 2012 – 2019; Neonatal Intensive Care RN, St. Joseph Hospital, 1983 – 1992; Neonatal Intensive Care RN, Scott and White Hospital, 1981 - 1983
Present NASN Offices/Appointments: NA
Past NASN Offices/Appointments: NA
Present NASN Affiliate Offices/Appointments: NA
Past NASN Affiliate Offices/Appointments: TSNO Professional Development Chair (Interim), 2019; TSNO President, 2016 -2018; TSNO President Elect, 2014 – 2016; TSNO School Health Issues Chair, 2012 – 2014; TSNO Nominations Coordinator, 2008 – 2012; TSNO Region 6 President, 2005 - 2009
Present Offices/Appointments in Other Associations: TSNO Parliamentarian, 2019 - Present
Past Offices/Appointments in Other Associations: NA
Publications Significant to School Nursing:
Nowak, B., Sicilio, L., Kisior, C., Tedder, G., Zimmermann, N., & Bobo, N. (2019). Advocating for Oral Health Through Fluoridation, NASN School Nurse. Volume: 34 issue: 5, page(s): 288-294 Article first published online: March 8, 2019; Issue published: September 1, 2019
Presentations Significant to School Nursing:
Sicilio, L. (2018). School Nursing: Scope & Standards – Practice with Purpose. Temple: Baylor Scott & White School Nurse Conference Presentation.
Sicilio, L., & Sicilio, M. (2016, June 7). Bridging the Gap: Enhancing the communication between the School Nurse, Pediatrician and Families of Diabetic Students. Temple: Baylor Scott & White School Nurse Conference Presentation.
Sicilio, L. (2013). Progressive Professional. San Antonio: TSNO Leadership Academy.
Sicilio, L. (2013). Surviving Supervision. San Antonio: TSNO Leadership Academy Presentation.
Sicilio, L. (2009). School Nurses: Deep in the Heart of Texas. Dallas: TSNO Leadership Academy.
Research Significant to School Nursing: Cambridge College, 2015, Heart Health Education, Awareness & Resources for Teachers
Statement of View:
One of my goals is to encourage all school nurses to lead with purpose, educate with passion and nurture potential for those in our care. I love the description within NASN’s definition of school nursing that says, “School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education”. Every nurse, each of us, is born to leadership. It is my hope that school nurses embrace ownership of their leadership role. John C. Maxwell said that “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another”. I am committed to the vision of our organization and to encouraging others to set and reach goals that help them and the organization. As your NASN Vice President, it would be an honor to collaborate with school nurse leaders from across the nation, celebrate excellence in school nursing practice, and have a positive influence on others’ journeys along their leadership pathway.
This Vice President candidate completed the Nominating Committee process.