Melissa Lewallen, Carrie O'Barr, and Jana Green!
Melissa (Riverton Elementary School Nurse), Carrie (New Market School Nurse), and Jana (Morning Contract Nurse for PACE) were nominated by their school as Support Personnel of the Year. A special congrats goes to Carrie who was also chosen as the overall Support Personnel of the Year Alternate!
Thank you, ladies, for representing all of us on the Health Services Team in such an amazing and honorable way!
(Pictured left to right: Melissa Lewallen, Carrie O'Barr, and Jana Green)
"School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials."
-National Association of School Nurses, 2016.