Lynn Nelson, MSN, RN, NCSN



Lynn Nelson MSN, RN, NCSN has had a professional career spanning more than three decades, including the honor of currently serving as President Elect for the National Association of School Nurses.  She is the Senior Director of Health Services and Integrated Student Supports at Capital Area Educational Service District #113, in Tumwater, Washington, where she has practiced since 2002.  Her practice is grounded in the belief that providing quality service for children and families must include an intentional focus on equity in both the health and education arenas.  As a strong advocate for helping students succeed academically by mitigating nonacademic barriers to success, she strives to develop and administer effective programming in both school health and dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement programming arenas.   Her professional interests focus on health care policy, and in addition to currently serving as NASN President Elect, she is the immediate past NASN Director and a past Legislative Chair for the School Nurse Organization of Washington, and a former elected member of the Washington State Nurses Association Policy Council. In addition, she currently serves on the Thurston County Board of Health and is a member of the School Nurse Association of Washington, the Washington State Nurses Association, the Washington Association of School Administrators, and the National Association of School Nurses.