School Nurse of the Year /School Nurse Administrator of the Year Awards

Kathryn Etter School Nurse of the Year Nomination Form
For consideration, a Complete nomination packet must be submitted no later than end of day Friday, March 6th, 2020.
WASN School Nurse Administrator of the Year Nomination Form
For consideration, a Complete nomination packet must be submitted no later than end of day Friday, March 6th, 2020.

WASN_logo.pngWisconsin Association of School Nurses Katheryn Etter School Nurse of the Year Nomination Process

 PURPOSE: To publicly recognize the contributions of school nursing state-wide by annually honoring one school nurse who has demonstrated excellence in school nursing practice.

SPONSOR: Wisconsin Association of School Nurses (WASN)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  1. Nominee must be a registered professional nurse and a member of WASN for the current year. 
  1. Nominee must be currently practicing full-time as a school nurse. Full-time is defined as working the full position that is available. If the only School Nurse position in that community involves fewer hours than a 1.0 FTE, that position will be considered full-time for the purposes of this eligibility criteria. If the school nurse in a school district is in an administrative role (primary job responsibilities include the supervision, administration, and coordination of nursing services and health programs rather than direct student care), please consider nominating them for the WASN School Nurse Administrator of the Year.
  2. Current members of the WASN Board of Directors are eligible for nomination.
  3. Nominees or anyone nominating an individual may not serve on the selection committee.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

Supporting evidence of excellence in school nursing practice must be provided with the nomination. Demonstration of excellence in practice using the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice is expected. Standards of excellence in professional practice are evaluated according to the following select American Nurses Association (ANA) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Standards of Professional Performance for School Nursing (3rd Edition, 2017):

Standard 8: CULTURALLY CONGRUENT PRACTICE – The school nurse practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles.

Standard 10: COLLABORATION - The school nurse collaborates with the healthcare consumer, family, and others in the conduct of nursing practice. 

Standard 11: LEADERSHIP - The school nurse demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession. 

Standard 12: EDUCATION - The school nurse seeks knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice. 

Standard 13: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE & RESEARCH: The school nurse integrates evidence and research findings into practice. 

Standard 14: QUALITY OF PRACTICE - The school nurse contributes to quality nursing practice.
 

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION:

  1. Nomination may be made by school nurses, school staff, administrators, supervisors, teachers, parents, students, community members or others. Please feel free to share this application throughout your district. 
  1. The nomination form can be found online here. Supporting documentation requirements are listed below and should be uploaded to the application at the time of nomination. 
  1. A complete nomination application should include:
    1. Nomination form.
    2. Nominee’s current resume or curriculum vitae.
    3. Up to three (3) letters of recommendation* which may be submitted by school nurses, principals, supervisors, teachers, parents, students or community members. Letters should be limited to one (1) page each.

* Letters should describe specific issues or topics related to the nominee's qualifications for the award based on the selection criteria. In order to assist the selection committee in determining how the nominee demonstrates excellence in the Standards of Professional Performance for School Nurses and the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice the following topics should be addressed:

  • Specific examples of how the nominee collaborates with students, parents, staff and outside entities to improve student health
  • List of continuing education and professional development activities complete for self and others
  • List of leadership roles within the district, community or state
  • List any professional mentoring for peers or students
  • Describe data collection methods and the use of data in decision making
  • List any publications or project development
  • Describe specifically how the nurse demonstrates respect, equity, and empathy in actions and interactions with all students, families, and the school community. 
  1. The total uploaded file should not exceed 10 one-sided pages. 
  1. For consideration, a Complete nomination packet must be submitted no later than end of day Friday, March 6th, 2020.

 

WASN_logo.pngWisconsin Association of School Nurses School Nurse Administrator of the Year Nomination Process

PURPOSE: To publicly recognize the contributions of school nurse administrators state-wide by annually honoring one school nurse administrator who has demonstrated excellence in leading and coordinating quality school nursing service programs.

SPONSOR: Wisconsin Association of School Nurses (WASN) 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  1. Nominee must be a registered professional nurse and a member of WASN for the current year. 
  1. Nominee must have at least one year of experience in school nursing administration and currently practicing full-time as a school nurse administrator in which their main responsibilities include the supervision, administration, and coordination of a nursing service program(s). If nominee does not meet these requirements, please consider them for the Katheryn Etter School Nurse of the Year Award
  2. Current members of the WASN Board of Directors are eligible for nomination.
  3. Nominees or anyone nominating an individual may not serve on the selection committee.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

Supporting evidence of excellence in school nursing practice must be provided with the nomination. Demonstration of excellence in practice using the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice is expected. Standards of excellence in professional practice are evaluated according to the following select American Nurses Association (ANA) standards, National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Standards of Professional Performance for School Nursing (3rd Edition, 2017) and the American Nurses Association’s Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice (2nd Edition, 2016) :

Standard 2: IDENTIFICATION OF PROBLEMS, ISSUES, AND TRENDS- The (school) nurse administrator analyzes the assessment data to identify problems, issues, and trends. 

Standard 5B: PROMOTION OF HEALTH EDUCATION, And a SAFE ENVIRONMENT– The (school) nurse administrator establishes strategies to promote health education, and a safe environment. 

Standard 8: CULTURALLY CONGRUENT PRACTICE – The (school) nurse administrator practices in a safe manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. 

Standard 10: COLLABORATION - The (school) nurse administrator collaborates with the healthcare consumer, colleagues, community leaders and other stakeholders to advance nursing practice and healthcare transformation. 

Standard 11: LEADERSHIP – The (school) nurse administrator leads within the professional practice setting, profession, healthcare industry, and society. 

Standard 12: EDUCATION – The (school) nurse administrator attains knowledge and competence that reflect nursing practice and promotes futuristic thinking. 

Standard 13: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE & RESEARCH - The (school) nurse administrator integrates evidence and research findings into practice. 

Standard 14: QUALITY OF PRACTICE - The (school) nurse administrator contributes to quality nursing practice. 

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION:

  1. Nomination may be made by school nurses, school staff, administrators, supervisors, teachers, parents, students, community members or others. Please feel free to share this application throughout your district. 
  1. The nomination form can be found online here. Supporting documentation requirements are listed below and should be uploaded to the application at the time of nomination. 
  1. A complete nomination application should include:
    1. Nomination form.
    2. Nominee’s current resume or curriculum vitae.
    3. Up to three (3) letters of recommendation* which may be submitted by school nurses, principals, supervisors, teachers, parents, students or community members. Letters should be limited to one (1) page each.

* Letters should describe specific issues or topics related to the nominee's qualifications for the award based on the selection criteria. In order to assist the selection committee in determining how the nominee demonstrates excellence in the Standards of Professional Performance for School Nurses and the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice the following topics should be addressed:           

  • Specific examples of how the nominee utilizes data to identify problems, issues or trends and uses that data in decision making for district school health services
  • Specific examples of how the nominee collaborates with students, parents, staff and outside entities to improve student health and safety
  • Describe specifically how the nurse demonstrates respect, equity, and empathy in actions and interactions with all students, families, school staff, other healthcare professionals, internal and external stakeholders, and community partners.
  • How the nominee assures the presence of school health services in school or district decision making and influences defining the vision and mission for district health services
  • How the nominee supports school nurses and other school health services staff and what leadership roles are held within the district, community or state
  • List of continuing education and professional development activities complete for self and others
  • How the nominee articulates the value of research and ensures policies, procedures, and guidelines are evidenced-based in their application to the practice of school nursing 
  1. The total uploaded file should not exceed 10 one-sided pages. 
  1. For consideration, a Complete nomination packet must be submitted no later than end of day Friday, March 6th, 2020.

WASN will recognize the award recipients during the WASN annual Conference and the award selection committee will work with your school district to organize a local award presentation in your community.

Thank you for your consideration in honoring a school nurse or school nurse administrator with this incredibly distinguished award of school health excellence!

Previous Award Recipients

2019

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Pictured: WASN President Joan Simpson (L) Gretchen Forbes (R)

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Pictured: WASN President Joan Simpson (L) Lisa Jensen (R)

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Katheryn Etter School Nurse of the Year Gretchen Forbes
Madison Metropolitan School District
School Nurse Administrator of the Year  Lisa Jensen
Fort Health, Palmyra/Eagle School District


2019 School Nurse Advocate of the Year Rosemary Dolatowski

2018

SNOY_2018.jpgPictured: Marie Magnan (L) WASN President Val Hon (R) SNAY_2018.jpgPictured: WASN President Val Hon (L) Sally Zirbel-Donisch(R) Advocacy_award_2018.jpgPictured: Rep Eric Genrich (L) Jack O’Meara (R)
Katheryn Etter School Nurse of the Year Marie Magnan
Prescott School District
School Nurse Administrator of the Year 
Sally Zirbel-Donisch
Madison Metropolitan School District
 School Nurse Advocate of the Year Representative Eric Genrich

2017

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Pictured: Rebecca Wendel (L) Susan Stroupe (R)

School Nurse Advocate of the Year
Award not presented in 2017
Katheryn Etter School Nurse of the Year Lisa Heinzen
Albany School District
School Nurse Administrator of the Year 
Susan Stroupe
Racine Unified School District
School Nurse Advocate of the Year 

2016

anita.jpgPictured: Anita Schubring School Nurse Administrator
  of the Year

Award not presented in 2016
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Katheryn Etter School Nurse of the Year Anita Schubring School Nurse Administrator of the Year 
School Nurse Advocate of the Year 

2015

2015 SNAY Mary Kay Logermann.jpgPictured: Mary Kay Logemann 2015 SNOY WINNER Joan Simpson.jpgPictured: Joan Simpson School Nurse Advocate of the Year
Award not presented in 2015
Katheryn Etter School Nurse of the Year

Mary Kay Logemann

School Nurse Administrator of the Year 
Joan Simpson
School Nurse Advocate of the Year

2014

kerri_schmidt_DSC02185-300x225.jpgPictured: Kerri Schmidt (L) Louise Wilson (C) Melinda Vose (R) Luther_Olson_DSC02198-300x225.jpgPictured: Senator Luther Olson

Katheryn Etter School Nurse of the Year

Kerri Schmidt AND

School Nurse Administrator of the Year

Melinda Vose

School Nurse Advocate of the Year Award
Senator Luther Olson

2013

sharon_kaltenberg_image1-159x300.jpgPictured: Louise Wilson (L) Sharon Kaltenberg(R) isa_chase_image-300x294.jpgPictured: Louise Wilson (L) Isa Chase (R) School Nurse Advocate of the Year
Award not presented in 2013
Katheryn Etter School Nurse of the Year

Sharon Kaltenberg

School Nurse Administrator of the Year 
Isa Chase
School Nurse Advocate of the Year

 

 

 


 


Andrea Van Sickle
Andrea Van Sickle, 2012 Wisconsin School Nurse of the Year

 

M. Kathleen Murphy
M. Kathleen Murphy, 2012 School Nurse administrator of the Year

M. Kathleen Murphy Press Release


Twyla Lato
Twyla Lato, 2011 Wisconsin School Nurse of the Year

Twyla Lato Press Release

 

RaeMalee McMahon
RaeMalee McMahon, 2011 School Nurse administrator of the Year

Bette Carr
Bette Carr, 2010 Wisconsin School Nurse of the Year

Bette Carr Press Release


Sharon Daun
Sharon Daun, 2009 Wisconsin School Nurse of the Year

Diane Hamilton
Diane Hamilton, 2008 Wisconsin School Nurse of the Year
Diane Hamilton and Friends
Friends and family honor East Troy’s own Diane Hamilton

 

On May 15, 2008 The Milwaukee District Nurses Association presented M. Kathleen Murphy RN MSN, FNP-BC with the MDNA Leadership Award. She received the award at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2008 Nurse of the Year Awards. Kathleen Murphy is the Health Services Coordinator for the Milwaukee Public School District.


Mary Jane Hirtz
Mary Jane Hirtz, 2007 Wisconsin School Nurse of the Year

Rose Dolatowski, 2006 School Nurse of the Year