NASN Advocacy Education Award
This award was originally named in honor of Sally Williams, NASN's first President (1970-71). Past President Williams, of California, worked tirelessly for many years to convince the National Education Association (NEA) to address the unique needs and contributions of school nurses. On July 4, 1968, her efforts resulted in the establishment of the Department of Nursing within the NEA. Her vision was to bring school nurses together with a common voice and goal in speaking out on legislative issues that impacted school health.
The NASN Advocacy Education Award is intended to provide funding for an NASN member to attend a legislative education program, improve school nursing practice and promote school health through legislation, and to advocate for the children through legislative action.
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