Dear Prince Parents,
It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I introduce myself as the Prince Avenue Christian School Nurse!
I am aware that a new school year comes with a range of emotions, from excitement to uncertainty and concern. While the primary role of the school nurse is to support students with their physical health, I also prioritize students’ emotional health to help facilitate a safe, healthy, and fruitful year for them and for their families.
Safety continues to be of utmost importance, and we will rely heavily on your partnership in order for our faculty and staff to help promote the safety of all students.
An excellent way to partner with us is by continuing to closely monitor your student’s health and keeping him or her home if your students is experiencing any symptoms as identified on page 51 in the updated Family-School Handbook. Please, do NOT send your student to school after treating him or her with fever-reducing medications. If your student has a fever (100.4 or higher), please keep your student at home until he or she is fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medications) for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
- Infection control remains at the forefront of our safety measures now that we have returned to school. Faculty and staff have been trained on hand-hygiene and appropriate infection control. In addition to our reopening procedures that have been implemented, students are continually reminded how to take an active role in their own infection control while in the classroom, cafeteria, locker rooms, media center, ESS, and other commonly used spaces around campus.
- Dispensing medication is another vital role of the school nurse. Changes have been made to improve the efficiency and safety in our dispensing of medications. Please ensure you have reviewed these changes on page 53 in the Family-School Handbook, and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org any questions or completed forms.
- In addition to addressing safety needs, the role of a school nurse focuses on supporting the health of students. Throughout the school day, I will be available to provide your students with chronic and acute care support. While the school nurse does not diagnose, it is within my scope of practice to treat minor conditions not requiring the care of a physician, to assist in referrals, and to follow up with your student about new conditions and/or needs. I will advocate for your student’s healthcare needs in the classroom, serving as a medical liaison with teachers and the school’s leadership.
- While a large part of my job will focus on physical health, as a Christ-follower, I am accountable for having a fruitful impact on the spiritual development of your student and family as well. My passion is to love and serve your student and family as Christ serves the Church. I look forward to building relationships with your student and family as I support your healthcare needs. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you!
Sheryl Carson RN, BSN
PACS School Nurse
BS: Nursing South University - 13 years nursing experience
BS: University of Georgia
3 years in Education
- American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support - 2018
- Georgia State Board of Nursing Registered Nurse - 2008
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