Congratulations to Edmonds Elementary School nurse Katie Johnson who was named March of Dimes’ “Distinguished Nurse of the Year” at a ceremony last week. This award was given to a registered nurse whose contributions and accomplishments have had an extraordinary influence within the nursing profession in Western Washington.
With a total of 135 nurses nominated, and 14 receiving awards, Johnson’s award as the top practicing nurse is quite an honor, the school district said. In addition to being the school nurse at Edmonds and Oak Heights elementaries, Johnson participates in a number of committees, and she was instrumental in helping with the district’s conversion from general emergency nursing care plans to online nursing care plans. She is a key member of the Washington School Nurse Data Work Group and the Washington Data Assessment Work Group, which structure the health coding systems for the state.