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.
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!
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 seven 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.
The district employs one Health Assistant. Her primary role is to support the health care needs of the district by assisting secretaries with oral medication administration, first aid interventions, coordinating health screenings and maintaining health records.