FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 24, 2023
A New Era for NASN
Mazyck Announces Retirement
SILVER SPRING, MD — The National Association of School Nurses announced today that Donna Mazyck, MS, RN, NCSN, CAE, FNASN, executive director, will retire on April 28, 2023, after 12 years of advocating for and serving the school nurse profession and the students, staff, and communities school nurses guide and protect.
Mazyck has been executive director of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) since 2011. A thoughtful and strategic leader, she has led an expansion of the influence and impact of school nurses in addressing student and school community health and safety. Major initiatives during her tenure include the launching and operationalizing of a strategic plan focused on shared leadership, a commitment to evidence-based practice and data collection, and an emphasis on interprofessional collaboration by school nurses; the creation of the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice™, defining the role of student-centered school nursing and its complex mix of community/public health, leadership, care coordination, quality improvement and standards of practice components; and the growth of NASN’s grant-funded activities to include major efforts in chronic conditions, data collection, and evidence-based practice. Prior to her appointment as executive director, Donna served the organization as a Board member and as President.
“This is an exciting new day for Donna and for NASN,” says President Linda Mendonça, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, NCSN, FNASN. “Donna has left an indelible mark on the organization and the profession and left NASN well positioned as it moves into its next era, expanding and escalating its current programs and services, securing foundational school health evidence, and increasing the voice of school nurses in support of the health and safety of our students and staff.”
NASN has engaged Donna Godfrey, Executive Search Consultant, to facilitate the process of selecting its next CEO/Executive Director. A job posting will be forthcoming.
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is a nonprofit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has close to 18,000 members and 50 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas. The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. To learn more about NASN, please visit us on the Web at www.nasn.org or call 866-627-6767.
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