Donna has been a nurse in community settings for most of her career. She worked as a school nurse in high school and alternative school settings. She has worked in state government as a state school nurse consultant. Currently, she is Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) where she leads a dynamic and knowledgeable staff in moving forward the NASN Board’s strategic initiatives that advance school nurse practice to keep students healthy, safe, and ready to learn. Donna’s passion is to facilitate school nurse leadership and skill development, which enable positive student outcomes.
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May 12, 2014
As a school nurse, I remember overhearing a cashier at my local grocery store sharing with a colleague that her child was sick with asthma and spring allergies, but she did not have health insurance for him, so could not take him to a healthcare provider. In my purse was an application for the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – not unusual for this serious advocate for child and adolescent access to health care! I shared briefly about CHIP and handed the cashier the application. When I saw her months later in the store, she shared that her son was now insured! School nurses...