Bowman Elementary's Lisa Jackson named Alaska School Nurse of the Year
The Alaska School Nurses Association is proud to announce Lisa M. Jackson, RN, BSN, MS, MSN, DNP, FNP, NP-C, NCSN, from the Anchorage School District, as the Alaska School Nurse of the Year for 2012. Dr. Jackson (yes, it's Dr. Nurse Jackson) has been a nurse since 1980. She received her Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2007. Last December, she graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice. She has worked as a school nurse since 2000. Her nursing practice has included FNP (current), Care Coordination and Discharge Planning, Heart Failure Coordinator, Documentation Coordinator, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Flight Nurse, Staff Nurse in Pediatrics, Coronary, and Intensive Care. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Alaska in the FNP Graduate Program, Preceptor for FNP students and Clinical Instructor for BSN students.
Lisa has authored articles: Implementing Developmental and Autism Spectrum Screening in Primary Care; Pharmacologic Implications in Hemodynamic Monitoring, Near-Drowning, and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump; A Canadian Experience.
Her vast, amazing skills have been used training other school nurses in advanced assessments and ear complaints of children. She was selected for the Alaska LEND program (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) which provides graduate -level interdisciplinary leadership training. It aims to improve the health of children who have, or risk developing autism and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Jackson focuses on designing and implementing a screening that school nurses can do for all kindergarteners to find autism and other developmental disabilities that have been missed and therefore able to provide support and therapy for them early.
Lisa is committed to Alaska's children in her job, community and state. She is a tireless advocate for children and excels at implementation, peace, tranquility, problem-solving and intervention. Alaska is proud to have such a deserving School Nurse of the Year.