History

On October 5, 1984, Virginia school nurses met during the Virginia Department of Education sponsored conference for school health services. The school nurses decided to form their own organization. A steering committee of school nurses met on December 4th at the Imperial 400 Motor Inn in Richmond to organize the Virginia Association of School Nurses (VASN). Bylaws were adopted. Officers were elected with Betty Barr as President. The Virginia Association of School Nurses voted to become and has remained an affiliate of the National Association of School Nurses, Inc. (NASN).

1985

VASN President: Betty Barr
Annual Conference location: Alexandria, VA (Charter Conference)

1986

VASN President: Olga Wright
Annual Conference: Virginia Beach, VA

1987

VASN President: Peggy Byrd
Annual Conference: Roanoke, VA

1988

VASN President: Ann Yankovitch
Annual Conference: Winchester, VA

1989

VASN President: Phyllis Bricker
~VASN, in affiliation of NASN co-hosted the NASN conference in Crystal City, Virginia.
Annual Conference: Hampton/Newport News, VA

1990

VASN President: Donnese Kern
~1st Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Betty Barr
Annual Conference: Richmond, VA

1991

VASN President: Gwen Smith
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Beverly Bonderman
Annual Conference: Chesapeake, VA

1992

VASN President: Audrey Lewis
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Catherine Hatcher
Annual Conference: Fredericksburg, VA

1993

VASN President: Bonnie Krieger
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Phyllis Bricker
Annual Conference: Roanoake, VA
~VASN became incorporated as the Virginia Association of School Nurses, Inc.

1994

VASN President: Earnestine White
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Diane Arigo
Annual Conference: Williamsburg, VA

1995

VASN President: Elizabeth Murphy
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Sandra Moore
Annual Conference: Herndon, VA

1996

VASN President: Linda Koogler
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Mary Anne Fussell
Annual Conference: Virginia Beach, VA
~VASN served as a co-host for the NASN conference in Washington, DC

1997

VASN President: Ann Smith
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Hazel Stokes Wyatt
Annual Conference: Chesterfield County/Richmond

1998

VASN President: Barbara Robinson
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Christine Irby
1st Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: Janice White
Annual Conference: Hampton, VA

1999

VASN President: Frona Colker
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Kebby Schweinsberg
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: Carol Flach
Annual Conference: Roanoke, VA

2000

VASN President: Wilma Morkunas
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Mary Dildy
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: Sandy Thomas
Annual Conference: XXXXXXXX

2001

VASN President: Kathleen Schweinsberg
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Patricia Caulkins
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: LaVern Davis
Annual Conference: XXXXXX

2002

VASN President: Tia Campbell
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Charlotte Sokolsky
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: Donna Murray
Annual Conference: XXXXXX

2003

VASN President: Barbara Yow
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Robin Freeman
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: n/a
Annual Conference: XXXXXX

2004

VASN President: Jane Walsh
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Barbara Robinson
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: n/a
Annual Conference: XXXXXX

2005

VASN President: Norma Bergey
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Olga Wright
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: n/a
Annual Conference: XXXXXXX

2006

VASN President: Gwen Smith
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Patricia Knox
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: n/a
Annual Conference: XXXXXX

2007

VASN President: Lynn Newberry
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: n/a
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: Catherine Sturgeon
Annual Conference: XXXXXX

2008

VASN President: Catherine Merritt
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Debra Clark
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: Teresa Polk
Annual Conference: XXXXXX

2009

VASN President: Cathy Sturgeon
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: n/a
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: Pamela Trude
Annual Conference: XXXXXX

2010

VASN President: Norma Bergey
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Mary Siebert
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: n/a
Annual Conference: XXXXXXX

2011

VASN President: Deborah Zeller
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Robin Zophy
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: n/a
Annual Conference: XXXXXX

2012

VASN President: Deborah Zeller
Virginia School Nurse of the Year:
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year:
Annual Conference:

2013

VASN President: Kae Austin Bruch
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Michelle Prescott
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: Robin Wallin
Annual Conference: Williamsburg, VA

2014

VASN President: Kae Austin Bruch
Virginia School Nurse of the Year:
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year:
Annual Conference: Williamsburg, VA

2015

VASN President: Michelle Prescott
Virginia School Nurse of the Year:
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year:
Annual Conference:

2016

VASN President: Michelle Prescott
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Stefani Lailari
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year:
Annual Conference: Virginia Beach, VA

2017

VASN President: Hope Luong
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: n/a
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: n/a
Annual Conference: Norfolk, VA

2018

VASN President: Hope Luong
Virginia School Nurse of the Year: Jasmine Wood
Virginia School Nurse Administrator of the Year: n/a
Annual Conference: Norfolk, VA
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