May 2019: National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6th to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. PRJUSD Nurses are being celebrated this week!
October 2019: Vision Screening
During the month of September the local Lion's Club provided vision screening for students at all of our Elmentary Schools. Nearly 2,000 students were screened by an optometrist in the Lio's Club mobile trailer. 200 students were referred for further testing. The nursing team helps support families who cannot afford treatment an connect the students with local resources. We are thankful for the support and docation of hours from Dr. Major, Dr. Rishko, Dr. Kudija and Dr. Kopper.
A student at Kermit King Elementary presented Dr. Major with a hard drawn diagram of the eye structure.
May 2019: Better Together was the theme of this years Employee Recognation Ceremony. Congratulations to Lolita Rivers LVN! Lolita was named the classified employee of the year at Lewis Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year due to her gentle nature and support for students and teachers.
Congratulations to Ashley Aiello RCSN! Ashley was named District Administrator of the year for the 2018-2019 school year because she is relied on by many and has super powers to meet the needs of PRJUSD day in and day out.
The role of the School Nurse is to provide medical leadership in the school community to oversee school health policies and programs. The school nurse serves in a pivotal role to provide expertise on health services and promotion of health education.
Nursing support staff working at the site level are Licensed Vocational Nurses. The district currently employees eight LVNs who are each assigned to one or two school sites. The role of the site nurse is to manage immediate medical emergencies, promote health among students on a daily basis, assist with medication administration (injections), and providing specialized nursing procedures.
December 2021: A Safe Holiday Season
The nursing team was able to have a safe Holiday celebration. The nurses enjoying some networking and together time
April 2021- Nursing Team:
All of our nurses celebrating and learning together (in person) after a long COVID season.
August 2020: Welcoming our
New School Nurse, Kayla Bullard
Kayla moved to Atascadero in April of 2019 from the Sacramento area, where she grew up. Kayla has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for most of her nursing career, and is excited to start a new adventure in school nursing!
Kayla married her wonderful husband in April of 2019 as well, and they are in the process of remodeling the home they bought last October. Kayla enjoys reading, being active, and exploring nature! She feels blessed to live in this area and to serve the staff and students at PRJUSD!
May 2021: A Week of Celebration! Employee of the Year and Nurse Appreciation Week! The nurses at PRJUSD are pretty spectacular.
May 2019: Preschool Students Learn about Germs! Ashley Aiello, District Nurse and Kelly McNeal LVN visited with a group of students at Bearkittens preschool. The students learned about germs, including covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing and keeping sores clean.