For Immediate Release
October 4, 2023
Contact: Jennifer McNally
National Association of School Nurses
Catherine F. Yonkaitis Named Editor of NASN School Nurse
SILVER SPRING, MD— Catherine F. Yonkaitis, DNP, RN, NCSN PHNA-BC, has been named the new editor of the NASN School Nurse, effective January 1, 2024.
Cathy received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2017 and her Master of Science in Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Connecticut in 1992 and 1986, respectively.
She has more than 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Care Manager, and School Nurse. Cathy is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director, Advanced Population Health DNP program at the University of Illinois Chicago.
In 2022, she won the NASN Recognition Award for her unique contribution to NASN as a member of the Scope and Standards of School Nursing Practice writing team. Cathy currently serves on the NASN Board of Directors and is an editor of NASN's School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text.
“I look forward to working with Cathy in her new role as editor of the NASN School Nurse,” said NASN CEO Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CA. “Her decades of experience on behalf of school nurses make her the ideal person for this role.”
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.