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Laurie Combe, MN, NCSN, RN

    

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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.

Education

LSU Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Master of Nursing, 1980
1978 To 1980

LSU Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
BSN, 1976
Nursing
1973 To 1976

Job History

Houston, TX, United States
June 2018 - present

Health Services Coordinator
Klein, TX, United States
November 2005 - June 2018

Health Services Staff Nurse
Klein, TX, United States
August 1993 - November 2005

Case Manager
Greater Houston Area, TX, United States
March 1990 - March 1991

Chair, Mental Health Nursing
New Orleans, LA, United States
August 1980 - July 1987

Staff Nurse
Jefferson, LA, United States
May 1976 - August 1978