As President of NASN, I have responsibility for governance of NASN, strategic planning for the future of NASN, and adherence to the NASN mission and vision. Supporting school nurses working in communities where children and their families live, learn, work, play and worship is crucial to our work. I am committed to voicing an accurate narrative of school nurse practice, demonstrating that school nurses are a necessity for student health and academic success.
Through advocacy for systems change, NASN strives to level the playing field for students and families; securing equitable access to safe communities, hazard-free environments, nutritious food, secure housing, and high quality education and health care. Reimbursement for school nursing upstream health interventions has the potential to impact the future health of our population.
I currently work as an Independent School Nurse & School Health Consultant providing professional development and resource discovery for school nurses, school nurse leaders and school communities. I previously served Klein ISD for 25 years as a school nurse on intermediate and high school campuses. In my most recent role as Health Services Coordinator, I managed health care for 50,000+ students in 49 schools staffed with a full time RN in each school. I am passionate about student health and academic success supported by the continuous improvement of evidence-based school nursing care. My nursing experience prior to school nursing includes adolescent mental health, home health hospice and nursing education.