School Nurse of the Year
The form to nominate a nurse for the School Nurse of the Year award is available below.
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 WVASN School Nurse of the Year!
Jenny’s accomplishments include National Board Certification and Past President of the West Virginia Association of School Nurses. Further, she is a certified American Heart Association First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor and a trained Boy Scout Leader. Jenny worked to ensure her county has stock epinephrine in schools and assisted in writing a head lice policy for Mercer County which aligned with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Additionally, as a strong proponent of mental health, Jenny is working to develop a mental health program for her county and presented strategies to staff on Compassion Fatigue.
When Jenny’s nursing hat is set aside, she enjoys reading and is actively involved with her church. Her sons, Ryan and Haju, keep their momma busy with sports and Boy Scouts. She continues to be a world traveler, visiting her husband in Africa as often as time will allow.
Congratulations Jenny on your accomplishments!
Excellence in School Nursing Leadership
The form for Excellence in School Nursing Leadership is available below.
Congratulations to the WVASN Excellence in School Nursing Leadership Recipient
The West Virginia Association of School Nurses established the Excellence in School Nursing Leadership Award to recognize an outstanding school nurse administrator who demonstrates excellence in administering and coordinating quality school nursing services and health programs. A school nurse administrator will be recognized once every four years starting with 2020 and coinciding with
presidential election years.
WVASN is proud to recognize Susan Haslebacher as the first recipient of the Excellence in School Nursing Leadership Award! Susan has been lead nurse in Monongalia County for the last 12 years and supervises a team of 11 registered nurses and 2 practical nurses. Her career in school health began 19 years ago.
During this time, Susan has exhibited organization, spirit, consistency and ethics as she juggles the duties of Director of School Health and Homebound Services. Her colleagues describe her as “consistent, yet fair” and advocates for students to support learning and always errs on the side of the student. She is a professional who commands respect but ensures her coworkers and students respect themselves. Susan is recognized by her county as a budget-savvy administrator!
Susan has served the school nurses of West Virginia over the last nine years as a member of the WVASN Board. She has been on the planning committee for several state conferences and twice was a driving force for Monongalia to host the conference. WVASN members may not know Susan personally, but they can all recognize her as a hands on, hard worker, who gets the job done.
Susan loves spending time and traveling with her family including three lovely, grown and accomplished daughters. The family enjoys going on cruises, camping, kayaking, walking and relaxing in the outdoors. Quilting in the winter and enjoying her animals are other favorite past times.
Congratulations Susan on your accomplishments and thank you for your dedication to the students of Monongalia County.