CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) on Wednesday congratulated Rebecca King, MSN, MEd, NCSN, RN for receiving the 2014 Outstanding State School Nurse Consultant Achievement Award from the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants (NASSNC). The national award is offered annually to recognize a state school nurse consultant who has demonstrated excellence in leadership in school nursing practice and student health.
As a coordinator in the WVDE Office of Special Programs, Mrs. King is an advocate for policy, legislation, regulations and standards that promote better health for West Virginia's schoolchildren. She has made great strides in identifying possible educational and health deficits, improving attendance through early identification and disease prevention, and enhancing overall student wellness. In addition, Mrs. King facilitates public and private partnerships to improve school health and to reduce the barriers to quality health care for children.
Mrs. King is a graduate from the University of Charleston with a Bachelor in Science of Nursing. She graduated from Marshall University with a Master of Science in Adult Technical Education and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration. She has a background in cardiac, eye, ear, nose and throat, and home health.
For more information, contact Liza Cordeiro in the WVDE Office of Communication at (304) 558-2699.