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Course: NASN Leadership Academy 2021: Retool and Advance Organizational Goals

Release Date: 11/03/2021
Expiration Date: 11/03/2024
Originally presented on September 18, 2021

Cost: There is no cost for this educational activity

This course is available to NASN Officers, NASN Directors, NASN Affiliate Leaders, and NASN Staff persons. If you are eligible but unable to enroll, please contact NASN at

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 2.75 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

NOTE: In the original event, there was an additional roundtable on the topic of Administrative & Finance.  Regrettably, a recording is not available.  If you have questions about this topic, please bring them to your NASN Director and/or feel free to ask questions in the NASN & Affiliate Leader community.

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.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). 

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.