During recent elections the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) announced Louise Wilson MS, BSN, RN, NCSN, as a new NASN Director representing the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses (WASN). Currently, Wilson is a school nurse in the Beaver Dam Unified School District.
As a new NASN Director, Wilson will support NASN’s mission to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. Specifically, Wilsonsaidshewillrepresenttheissues ofWisconsinschoolchildrenandschool nurses at the national level.
“I look forward to using my passion for advocating for school children and the school nurses who serve them, on this new level. The health needs of children do not stop at the school door. School nurses enhance student success by preventing, limiting, and removing health related barriers to student learning and promote decisionmaking that leads to their optimal level of health.” said Wilson.
Wilson has held the following leadership positions in WASN prior to her election as NASN Director: Board of Directors WASN (2001 to 2003 and 2010 to 2014); Membership Chairperson (20012003); President Elect (20102012); President (20122014) .
The National Association of School Nurses is a nonprofit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has nearly 16,000 members and 50 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas. The mission of the NASN is to advance school nurse practice to keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn. To learn more about NASN, please visit us on the Web at www.nasn.org or call 866 627 6767.