The 2018 North Carolina School Nurse Administrator of the Year is Kim Ragan. Kim Ragan is the current Director of School Engagement for the Cabarrus Health Alliance and brings 34 years of nursing experience to this award. Her practice as a school nurse began back in 1997 and she has expanded her reach to cover many aspects of student health while remaining in touch with the independent practice of school nursing. She has been a supervisor for 14 years and her recommendations from staff as a collaborator, motivator and inspiration to all were key points in her election. One particular instance was her moment in front of County commissioners as she confidently spoke about the importance of school nurses to the overall health of all children in Cabarrus County, ensuring positions were saved.