FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2018
Contact person: Margaret Cellucci
Web URL: www.nasn.org
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES NAMES 2018 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCHOOL NURSING FELLOWS
Most prestigious recognition that members can receive from the NASN
Silver Spring, Maryland (March 12, 2018) – The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) recently named four professionals for induction into the National Academy of School Nursing. They are Lorraine Chewey, New Jersey; Carolyn Duff, South Carolina; Cynthia Hiltz, Minnesota; and Elizabeth Mattey, Delaware. The induction ceremony will take place Saturday, June 30, 2018, during NASN’s Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
The honor of Fellow is the most prestigious recognition that members can receive from NASN. It is a symbol of superior achievement in school nursing and exceptional contributions to NASN. The depth and breadth of the Fellow’s imprint on the field is extraordinary. Their contributions have had significant and enduring impact not only to the professional association but to the broader genre of school health and student well-being, and their exemplary leadership qualities and achievements are recognized by many, both inside and outside of school nursing and educational spheres of influence. Examples include the following:
- Developing programs to prepare professional nurses in the specialty of school nursing,
- Mentoring nurses in school nursing research projects, and
- Impacting the standards of school nursing practice through scholarly efforts related to evidence-based practice and the identification of best practices.
The National Academy of School Nursing Fellows was founded in 1997 and has inducted 95 school nursing fellows. NASN will honor this year's inductees at its 50th Annual Conference, which will be held at the Baltimore Inner Harbor Marriott Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, from June 30 to July 3, 2018. The induction ceremony will take place during NASN’s Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
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 16,000 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.