School Nurses Build a Foundation for Student Health and Education
Better Health. Better Learning.TM
Washington, D. C. (Feb 8, 2017) – During recent elections, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) announced Karen Kerley, RN, BSN, NCSN, of Mooresville, NC, a new NASN Director representing North Carolina. Currently, Kerley is the Lead Nurse with Iredell-Statesville Schools.
As a new NASN Director, Kerley will support NASN’s mission to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. Specifically, Kerley said she will continue to inform National and State Legislators of the importance of school nurses until every child has a full time school nurse.
“Our children are our future. It is important to invest in as many resources as possible to help them be successful. School nurses are the main resource needed for students with chronic health conditions. Their knowledge and expertise helps to remove health barriers to learning,” said Kerley.
Kerley has held the following leadership positions in NASN / SNANC (School Nurse Association of North Carolina): Regional President, State President, and Legislative Chairperson.
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.