Grant Opportunity to grow your career in school nursing with WVASN

Fill out our grant application form today.

For questions regarding the grant application, please contact Cathy Menarchek at

WVASN is proud to offer up to five certification grants to school nurses who have obtained National Board Certification. The grants are a $100 incentive to qualifying school nurses. Criteria for qualification is: WVASN Membership for at least two years prior to obtaining certification. Eligible applicants for this grant period are those achieving NBCSN from November 1, 2022 – October 31, 2023. The WVASN Board voted to include those who have renewed their certification in this lottery. Preference will be given to those who receive initial certification. If less than five applicants are received for initial certification, remaining funds will be used for those applicants who have renewed their national certification during the grant period (November 1- October 31) School nurses who meet this criterion should email a copy of your certificate to Grants/Awards Chairperson, Cathy Menarchek (, no later than November 1st. Applicants’ names will be pulled by lottery to designate those receiving the incentive.

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model

The WSCC model, is CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools.   The WSCC model is student-centered and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. The WSCC model has 10 components:

  • Physical education and physical activity.
  • Nutrition environment and services.
  • Health education.
  • Social and emotional school climate.
  • Physical environment.
  • Health services.
  • Counseling, psychological and social services.
  • Employee wellness.
  • Community involvement.
  • Family engagement.