School Nurse Coordinator
Betsy Looney, RN, BSN, NCSN, is the part-time School Nurse Coordinator for the Office of Catholic Schools. She started this position in August 2020. Betsy has school nursing experience in grades PK-12. She has over 20 years of experience in the Richmond Diocese as a school nurse at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in Virginia Beach. Betsy was chosen by the National Association of School Nurses as the 2020 Outstanding Private, Independent, Parochial School Nurse, and was also recognized as the 2020 Virginia Private School Nurse of the Year. Throughout the summer of 2020, Betsy volunteered to help school nurses in the Diocese prepare for the upcoming year.
Outside of the school setting, Betsy speaks at conferences about heart health and food allergies. She also serves as a gymnastics judge for the Virginia High School League and as the President of the Tidewater Gymnastics Association.
Betsy earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University where she was Captain of the gymnastics team. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Norfolk State University and is a National Certified School Nurse. Betsy has three children, all who attended Richmond Diocese schools; her youngest is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame where her daughter also works. Her older son, a Lieutenant in the Navy, and her husband are both graduates of Notre Dame.