About the Nurse

Additional Information

  • Medication Administration: A request for medication form is on my website.

    • Medications administered at school require written parent request and a physician order, this includes over the counter medication.  A faxed order is acceptable.
    • Prescription and over the counter medication must be in the original container.
    • Prescription medications require a current and accurate prescription label.  Pharmacies will provide you will provide you with a labeled bottle for school if you request it.
    • Medication must be delivered to the nurse by the parent and will be kept in the clinic.  This includes emergency medication.
    • Students are allowed to self-administer emergency medications like rescue inhalers, epi-pens, and/or diabetes treatment ONLY if there is:

    o   The nurse has counseled with the student and parent to determine competency of the student and make realistic plans.

    o   The student complies with campus safety policy.

    • No district employee may administer herbal/dietary supplements unless prescribed by a physician, provided by the parent, and if required by the Individualized Education Program or 504 plan.  The rational for this policy is related to the fact that herbal/dietary supplements are not FDA approved.


    Illness:  When to keep your child home – Additional information on my website

    • Students must be fever free, less than 100 degrees, for 24 hours without fever reducing medication (ibuprofen/Tylenol) before returning to school.
    • Students vomiting 2 or more times in a 24 hour period unless released by physician that the cause of vomiting is not infectious and the child is in no danger of dehydration.
    • Diarrhea or stools with blood or mucus
    • Mouth sores and drooling until a physician or the health authority does not feel the condition is infectious.
    • Fever or rash or change in behavior until a physician has determined that the problem is not caused by an infectious disease.


    I would also like to share with you a resource I provided for teachers along with a first aid bag that contains bandaids, antiseptic wipes, tooth boxes, Vaseline for chapped lips, and gloves.


    Guidelines for Appropriate Nurse Referrals


    The following guidelines are basic first aid tasks that do not require nursing assessment and are designed to assist you with determining the appropriateness of referring a student to the nurse.  Inappropriate referrals to the clinic increase risk of a healthy student being exposed to a student that is ill and remove them from the classroom unnecessarily.

    • Paper cuts – wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe, bandaid if needed.
    • Old scratches, insect bites/stings, or wounds unless they appear infected (inflamed, drainage, red)
    • Old scabs that are bleeding - – wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe and bandaid.
    • Hang nails – apply fingertip bandaid to protect.
    • Rug burns – wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe.
    • Loose baby teeth – encourage student to wiggle with tongue and put it in a tooth box (in the first aid kit) when it falls out.
    • Superficial scrapes and scratches - wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe, bandaid if needed.
    • Blisters - wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe, bandaid.
    • Chapped lips – apply Vaseline with a q-tip from the first aid bag.
    • Old injuries that parents are aware of unless there is a change in status – increased swelling or pain.
    • Splinters deep under the skin - wash with soap and water or antiseptic wipe, bandaid if needed.
    • Vague complaints unless the student feels feverish.
    • Please avoid sending more than one student at a time unless it is an emergency or the student requires a buddy.


    Please call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.