Lynne Meadows

2020 NASN Elections

Candidate Data and Statement of View

Nominating Committee

Lynne P. Meadows, MS, BSN, RN

Lynne Meadows

Current NASN Affiliate: Georgia Association of School Nurses (GASN)

Major Clinical, Teaching, or Practice Area: Administration/Management, Educator, School Nurse (Elementary & Secondary)

Education: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Nursing, MSN, 1992; Queens College, Charlotte, NC, Nursing, BSN, 1987

Awards, Achievements, and Honors: GASN School Nurse Administrator of the Year, 2011; March of Dimes Nurse Administrator of the Year, 2017

Employment: Fulton County School System, Coordinator, Student Health Services, 2000 – Present: Responsible for coordinating, planning, developing and implementing school health services and programs for Fulton County Schools grades Pre-K – 12. Fulton County School System is the fourth largest school district in the state comprised of 106 schools and 96,000+ students. I oversee all School Nurses, Contract Nurses and Clinic Assistants.

Other Significant Positions Held: Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services/Nursing, Grady Health System, 1996 – 2000; Director of Quality Improvement and Staff Development, Grady Health System, 1993 – 1996; Staff Development, Grady Health System, 1991 - 1993

Present NASN Offices/Appointments: State Director for Georgia, Jan 2015 - present; Focus on the Framework Presenter, 2019

Past NASN Offices/Appointments: NA

Present NASN Affiliate Offices/Appointments: State Director for Georgia, Jan 2015-Jan 2021

Past NASN Affiliate Offices/Appointments: NA

Present Offices/Appointments in Other Associations: GASN State Director 2015 – Jan 2021; GASN Treasurer, 2011 – 2015; GASN Bylaws Chair, 2005 - 2009

Past Offices/Appointments in Other Associations: National School-Based Health Alliance National Fellow (one of 10 in the first co-hort), 2015

Publications Significant to School Nursing:

Co-authored the following article, “Power of the Past, Celebrate the Present, Force of the Future – Part 5” in NASN School Nurse, May 2019.

Presentations Significant to School Nursing:

I have presented at several local, state and national forums to include presenting at the NASN Annual Conference, GASN Annual Conference & School Nurse Leadership Conference for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, School Nurses Role – State Capitol.

Meadows, L. (2017 & 2018). Every Student Counts: An Update from Georgia. Presenter at the NASN Annual Conference during the Data Champions Meeting, June 2017 and June 2018.

Meadows, L. (2018). Georgia Every Student Counts: Why Is Data Submission Important? Conference Presenter during the Data Meeting at the School Nurse Leadership Conference, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

Meadows, L (2019). The Plight of School Nurses in Georgia and the Importance of State Funding for School Nurses. Presenter during the House Appropriations Committee Meeting, State Capital, Atlanta, GA.

Research Significant to School Nursing: Children’s Health Care of Atlanta and Georgia State University, Investigation into Seizure Management in Georgia Public Schools – Perception, Policies and Behaviors, 2018

Statement of View:

I believe the major issues before the profession, the association, and in particular, the office for a Nominating Committee Member is ensuring leaders in school nursing today are actively mentoring and supporting emerging school nurse leaders to ensure we have an ongoing “stream of” passionate, dedicated and committed leaders who are forward thinkers to guide the profession, the state and national associations, and thus would be qualified to serve in various NASN offices and on committees. Jack Welch, Former Chairmen and CEO of General Electric once said “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” It is with this premise in mind that I believe ensuring we have ongoing school nurse leaders who are qualified and passionate to lead is fundamentally the key to the success of our profession and organization. I believe this should be an ongoing goal of our strategic plan and we should have an intentional focus on fostering and developing leaders. Making sure I am serving as a mentor on a state level is one of my main areas of focus which is why I am interested in serving on NASN’s Nominating Committee. Additionally, as NASN members, ensuring we are consistently advocating and sharing the value and importance of our profession and the NASN organization is another major issue that must be continually addressed. This too should be an ongoing goal of our strategic plan and safeguarding the organizations’ financial stability. I am passionate and eager to support NASN’s mission, vision and strategic plan by participating and being active in a leadership role that helps to advance the organization. I would consider it an honor to serve in this capacity.

This Nominating Committee candidate completed the Nominating Committee process.