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  Children’s National Medical Center Nurse Named 2008 Nurse Of The Year
April 18, 2008

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2008

Contact: Janiene Torch, Paula Darte, 202-476-4500

Black Nurses Association selects Barbara Scott, RN, for her leadership in the Children’s School Services Program

Washington, DC—Barbara Scott, RN, MSN, executive director of Children’s National Medical Center’s Children’s School Services, was selected as the 2008 Nurse of the Year by the Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC, for “Outstanding contributions to the School Health Nursing Program and Community Service.” Scott was honored by Barbara Hatcher, PhD, RN, director of the Center for Learning and Global Public Health and Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, CEO of the National League for Nursing for her excellence in nursing.

“Since assuming operational responsibility for the Children’s School Services School Health Nursing Program for the District of Columbia in 2001, my vision has focused on Children’s National becoming a world-class school health nursing program,” said. Scott. “I am humbled to be recognized as 2008 Nurse of the Year and I am inspired to work even harder to assure the delivery of high quality nursing care and services to children in our nation’s capital.”

Scott is currently board certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) in Nursing Administration and as a Medical-Surgical Nurse. Scott is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (Pi Chapter), the National Association of School Nurses, and the Black Nurses Association. She was recognized as one of “100 ExtraOrdinary” Nurses by Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Beta Chapter in 2002.

About Children’s School Services Health Program
Children’s School Services School Health Nursing Program is a partnership between Children’s National and the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) that employs nearly 200 nurses who provide health services to the 49,000 students enrolled in the District of Columbia Public Schools. The program’s mission is to enhance education by maximizing the health and well-being of youth in the District’s public schools. Recognizing the diversity of the student population, nurses work with school personnel, medical health personnel, families and the community to minimize and eliminate health-related barriers to learning. The program also ensures continuity of care, ensuring quality medical care for all students.

Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children’s has been serving the nation's children for more than 135 years. Children’s National is proudly ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit