Happy Nurses Day- Did you know…

  • There are 13 Registered Nurses at Westfield Washington Schools.
  • They have been Nurses from 10 years to 56 years (Total of 265 years!)
  • The newest to school nursing has been a school nurse for 1 year and the longest acting school nurse is 25 years and counting.

Before becoming a school nurse, they have extensive backgrounds in a variety of nursing paths: Including

  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Director of Cardiovascular Labs
  • Public Health Nurse Educator
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Cardiac Care
  • Adult Intensive Care
  • Neurosurgical Care
  • Medical/Surgical Care
  • Home Health & Hospice
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency Room

What the nurses like best about being a school nurse?

  • Hugs
  • Watching the children grow and become independent
  • Interactions and developing caring relationships with families, staff, and students
  • Variety and diversity every day
  • Educating the child and family in their care and advocating for our families

What they hope to achieve:

  • a loving safe environment for the students
  • teaching kids to be more active in their self-care now and for the future
  • teaching students tools and techniques for dealing with anxiety and stress
  • teaching students/families how to advocate for care

Some of the funny things students have said to the school nurse

  • “You’re just making that up”
  • “I think my Red blood cells are too hot”
  • “I fell down and a bead just somehow went up my nose”

So what do the school nurses do in their spare time?

  • Garden
  • Cook
  • Bake
  • Hike
  • Bike
  • Read
  • Spend time with Family, Grandkids
  • Knit
  • Travel

The job of School Nursing in one word:

  • Serve
  • Advocate
  • Educate
  • Care
  • Flexible
  • Patience
  • Compassionate
  • Loving
  • Empathetic
Thank you … Cindy, Jane, Amber, Jean-Marie, Alexandra, Kristi, Misha, Georganna, Jeannie, Erin, Ashely, Katie, Alyssa, Karissa, Teresa

What is the best trait of a school nurse?

  • Positive Personality, smile
  • Compassion
  • Diplomacy and wisdom
  • Flexibility
  • Able to Multitask
  • Great Assessment skills and compassion
  • Great sense of humor