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Huron school nurse meets lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 6th, 2013

From left are Rita Baszler, Sen. John Thune and Courtney Baszler. Rita is a nurse with the Huron School District and is a board director of the National Association of School Nurses, and as such got the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with S.D. lawmakers including Sen. Tim Johnson, Sen. John Thune and Congresswoman Kristi Noem.

WASHINGTON — Rita Baszler, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) board director from S.D., joined nursing leaders from across the nation who attended the NASN Board of Directors meeting  January 26-29, 2013, and participated in an annual “Hill Day.” 

Baszler had the opportunity to meet with elected officials from S.D. and their staff on Capitol Hill to discuss NASN’s legislative priorities for the 113th Congress.

Rita Baszler, school nurse with Huron School District, is an active member of the local/state school nursing affiliate, a partnership of school nurses throughout the state who work to help keep students healthy, in school and ready to learn.

Baszler shared personal stories about the critical, multi-faceted role of school nurses in South Dakota during her meetings with Senator Johnson, Senator Thune, and Congresswoman Noem’s offices.

“At a time when significant budget and policy decisions will determine the future of school health programs in South Dakota and the rest of the country, it is essential to emphasize to our lawmakers the need for their continued support to ensure our children have a healthy, safe and successful future,” Baszler said.


For the complete article see the 02-05-2013 issue.

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