I have had the privilege of being the Lovejoy High School nurse since Spring 2018, after substitute nursing in the district for 2 1/2 years. I have been a registered nurse for 22 years with a background in general medicine, diabetes, infectious disease, and many other areas. I have a wonderful husband and 4 beautiful children (a 2020 LHS graduate and 3 current Leopards).
Definition of School Nursing
School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who 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. Approved by the NASN Board of Directors Feb 2017.