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NASN Leadership Academy: Retool and Advance Organizational Goals

Date and time: Saturday, September 18, 2021, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern.

To register, you must be an NASN Officer, NASN Director, NASN Affiliate Leader, or NASN Staff person in NASN's registration system. If you are unable to register, please contact NASN at

There is no cost for this activity.

Attendees will complete a CNE evaluation by December 18, 2021 to receive a certificate of completion and earn 3.5 CNE contact hours.

Program Overview

The 2021 Affiliate Leadership Academy focuses on 21st Century affiliate structure and partnerships for policymakers to enact legislation through presentations shared by peer leaders from state school nurse organizations. In addition, roundtable discussions on relevant topics provide opportunities for attendees to share with one another.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Identify steps necessary to evaluate and restructure an affiliate association to meet 21st century school nurse needs.
  • Develop a responsive affiliate association that nimbly shares information on emerging student health trends to members.
  • Learn strategies to engage school nurses of all ages in order to amplify school nurse advocacy for students.
  • Connect with peers in affiliates who are advancing organizational goals.

Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.


Linda Mendonca, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, NCSN, FNASN
National Association of School Nurses

Catherine F. Yonkaitis, DNP, RN, NCSN, PHNA-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Advanced Population Health DNP Program
Department of Population Health Nursing Science
University of Illinois Chicago School of Nursing

Karen J. Madura, MPH, RN, PEL-CSN, NCSN
Visiting Teaching Associate
Population Health Nursing Science
University of Illinois Chicago School of Nursing

Linda Vollinger, MSN, BSN, RN, PEL-CSN
Consolidated High School District 230
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School

Janet Farmer, MSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
Laramie County School District #1

Michelle Cordova, MSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
Expedition Academy

Roundtable Discussions Facilitators:

Piper Largent
Director of Government Affairs
National Association of School Nurses

Jenelle Cooper
Director of Membership
National Association of School Nurses

Carol Walsh
Managing Director of Operations
National Association of School Nurses

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding
This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.