For Immediate Release
May 30, 2023
Contact: Carol Walsh
National Association of School Nurses
Hinkley Named Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses
Silver Spring, Maryland [May 30, 2023]— Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CAE has been named Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses, effective August 7, 2023. She will succeed Donna Mazyck, MS, RN, NCSN, CAE, FNASN who retired April 28, 2023. An experienced RN with deep connections across the nursing spectrum, Hinkley currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board, is President of the American Board of Nursing Specialties, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Previously she was the Workforce Innovation Officer at the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University. In 2020, Terri advocated for the medical-surgical nursing anti-racism pledge and an intentional DEI commitment. Terri’s doctorate focused on organizational learning, specifically, how to prepare the workforce for the future.
“NASN’s Executive Committee is excited to welcome Terri to this role,” said NASN President and Chair of the Search Committee Linda Mendonca, DNP, MeD, PHNA-BC, NSCN, FNASN. “She brings a wealth of leadership experience and has a strategic, forward-thinking, and data-driven approach to organizational decision-making. Her knowledge of association management, her wide-ranging experience, and passion for nursing and school health will be a benefit to the organization. We look forward to working together to further NASN’s past successes and advance our future efforts.”
“School nursing is a unique and important nursing specialty, providing both acute care and public health and school nurses have a significant impact on health equity and the social determinants of health,” said Hinkley, “As NASN’s new Executive Director I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to advocate on behalf of school nurses and the students and communities they serve—to fight for the resources they need, the respect they deserve, and the recognition of the invaluable work accomplished by school nurses every day."
The National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has more than 19,000 members and 50 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas school nurses. The mission of the NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. To learn more about NASN, please visit www.nasn.org or call 866-627-6767.