Colorado Association of School Nurses

Supporting Student Success:  School Nurses Make a Difference

School Nurse Advocate of the Year

The Colorado Association of School Nurses is proud to recognize Catherine Doernbrack MSN, RN, CPNP as the Colorado School Nurse Advocate of the Year in 2018.  Catherine works as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Children’s Hospital Colorado Special Care Clinic and serves as a liaison to schools with a focus on medically fragile and technology dependent children.

 

Catherine is passionate about how providers and community clinics can support school nurses, families and children to improve the safety of medical care at school and to improve bidirectional communication to ultimately improve child health outcomes.  She sees school nurses as an integral part of the child’s health care team, and not only practices this, but advocates for students and school nurses on a regular basis.

To recognize an individuals who has continually supported or uniquely contributed to school nursing or school health services in the State of Colorado.

 

Sponsor

Colorado Association of School Nurses

 

Eligibility

• Does not require CASN membership

 

Suggested Guidelines for Colorado School Nurse Advocate of the Year

1. Nominee should be a champion for student, staff and/or community health and wellness

2. Nominee should demonstrate continual support of school nursing and school nurses in all areas.

3.  Example: Descriptions of (1) Continued support of increased school nurse time, or advancement of school nurse professional development or contribution to special project(s), programs for school nursing/child health and (2) Describe how school nurse benefited.

 

How to Submit an Application

All applications must be submitted on-line.  No other mode of application will be accepted.  Nominations may be submitted by another nurse, a principal, a director or a parent.

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Colorado Association of School Nurses
School Nurse Advocate of the Year

Catherine is passionate about how providers and community clinics can support school nurses, families and children to improve the safety of medical care at school and to improve bidirectional communication to ultimately improve child health outcomes.  She sees school nurses as an integral part of the child’s health care team, and not only practices this, but advocates for students and school nurses on a regular basis.

Colorado Association of School Nurses
School Nurse Advocate of the Year