"Wisconsin Association of School Nurses"

The place to engage with school nurse colleagues, link news and information and connect school nurses, students, parents, educators, and others interested in school health in Wisconsin.

President’s Message

Welcome back for the 2014-15 school year. I hope you found your summer relaxing and refreshing.

Become a member of the Wisconsin/National Association of School Nurses! This year, new school nurses joining the associations will receive a 33% rebate on their joint dues and rebate for the portion of their Wisconsin annual school nurse conference fees. For members, consider getting involved in their associations including: planning a district in-service, present or plan the annual conference, mentor another school nurse, working on website, contact your legislatures regarding school nursing issues and running for district representative or state office.

Let’s work together to grow and improve school nursing in Wisconsin.

Rachel Gallagher, RN, CPNP, NCSN


Check out the latest news from WASN

2014 National Association of School Nurse Conference in San Antonio

Isa Chase was recognized as 2013 School Nurse Administrator of the Year Award. Next year, Melinda Vose, 2014 Administrator of the Year and Kerri Schmidt, School Nurse of the Year will be honored.

The second picture is the Wisconsin Delegation celebrating Isa Chase Recognition. Next years, the national conference will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia.

Isa Chase Recognition

Wisconsin Delegation Celebrating Recognition











April 2014 Wisconsin Association of School Nurse Conference

WASN Conference 2014 Thank you to 2014 WASN Spring Conference Chairperson, Rachel Gallagher and her conference planning committee! WASN recently hosted our annual conference April 11-13, 2014. The 2014 Katheryn Etter Wisconsin School Nurse of the Year Award was presented to Kerri Schmidt from Rhinelander School District. Wisconsin School Nurse Administrator of the Year was awarded to Melinda Vose, Kettle Moraine School District. Senator Luther Olson was presented with the WASN 2014 School Nursing Advocate Award. Congratulations!


President Elect Announcing Award

President Louise Wilson

Addressing School Nurses                            

Rachel Gallahger Announce Awards                                                                                                                 


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School Emergency Triage Training




Wine and Cheese


MedscapeSchool Nurses Save Money – 2014

National Association of School NursesProfessional Liability Insurance














































































The key to accomplishment is organization. School nurse “needs” are numerous and varied. Many are determined by outside pressures. Acting individually, it is impossible for the school nurses to deal effectively with these problems.