The WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES wants to THANK YOU for all you have done to help keep your schools, students, and communities healthy and safe in 2020-2021!

WASN Members:
Annual Membership Meeting was June 17, 2021 from 1-3pm


Incentive winners from today's meeting:
  • $50 Amazon Gift card (2 winners will be drawn for $50/each) - Teresa DuChateau & Rebecca Wendel
  • $25 Starbucks Gift Card (1 winner) - Cindy Vandenberg
  • 2021 NASN Virtual Conference - Kristy Hecker


Virtual NASN2021

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Let's Transform Student Health at NASN2021

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is very excited about getting together for NASN2021.  This is NASN's annual event that brings together school nurses and others in the school community.  We are ready to gather, to celebrate and to educate how school nurses are Leading the Way in Transforming Student Health.

Our focus as an organization remains on the health and safety of our event participants.  For this reason, NASN has made the decision to again offer the annual conference as a virtual experience.  We know that we need to come together now more than ever, but we also need to do so safely for everyone’s benefit.  It is important to us that all our attendees have the chance to interact with one another and with our content.  The virtual environment will allow us to do this, regardless of travel concerns related to COVID-19.

Last year's virtual conference allowed us to reach more school nurses than ever before  Building on the success of NASN2020, we are planning even more opportunities for attendees to connect with one another and are excited to share these with you. We can’t wait to "see" you online for Virtual NASN2021, June 21-25, 2021.

Registration Rates

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JUNE 1, 2021: Early Registration deadline

June 25, 2021: Regular Registration deadline

1. Virtual NASN2021

  • NASN Active or Associate Member: $325 Early | $400 Regular
  • NASN Student or Retired Member: $275 Early | $350 Regular
  • Non Member: $425 Early | $500 Regular

2. Virtual NASN2021 PLUS

  • NASN Active or Associate Member: $400 Early | $475 Regular
  • NASN Student or Retired Member: $350 Early | $425 Regular
  • Non Member: $500 Early | $575 Regular

The WASN awards committee is happy to announce that the 2020 recipient of the Kathyrn Etter School Nurse of the Year Award is Laurel Gretebeck.

Laurel has a tenure of 22 years in the Stoughton Area School District. She supports 2680 students in ranging from Pre-k up to the high school level. Laurel has served on the WASN board of directors in the Secretary role. She was a member of a state level work group with the Department of Public Instruction to develop the resource field trip toolkit. Laurel teaches nursing classes at the post secondary level and has nursing students with her every semester. She also is a Nationally Certified School Nurse. Laurel has helped schools in her district become Heart Safe Schools through Project Adam. Laurel promotes school nursing not only in her district and community but across the state.

It has been said, “Laurel strives to ensure that every student and family is seen, valued and well cared for. She treats students and families with deep respect, equity, and empathy. Laurel understands that culturally congruent care is not just about being culturally sensitive, it is also about her ability as a practitioner to look at her own values and background and how it may influence interactions with patients.” She has been a strong advocate for LGBTG+ students and families in her community.

 Erin Conrad, an administrator in the Stoughton Area School District, best summarized Laurel’s work ethic and character: “Laurel is not interested in doing a good job, she wants to do the best work she knows how to do, which requires her to stay current and up to date with best practices in school nursing.”

Please help me congratulate Laurel for all her accomplishments and for earning this prestigious award!

Thank you to all who provided nominations! The awards committee received nominations of amazing school nurses from around the state making it a tough decision. Please continue to promote your colleagues and keep them in mind for next year’s award!                                                                             


The Wisconsin Association of School Nurses has agreed that members of the organization must belong to both WASN and the National Association of School Nurses, Inc. (NASN).  

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Definition of School Nursing

School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential. Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.

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