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Health Services & Nurses

What is School Nursing?

School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential. Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.

School nurses play a crucial role in improving the health and academic success of students.

Meet Our Nurses

Laurine Burrer

Laurine Burrer
Nurse - LPN
Office of Special Services

Medically Fragile Program            

 

Tiffany Boyer

Tiffany Boyer
Nurse
Mullenix Ridge, Office of Special Services, Sidney Glen


 

Rebecca Chandler

Rebecca Chandler
Nurse
Discovery, Office of Special Services, Sunnyslope


 

Marissa Diefenderfer

Marissa Diefenderfer
Nurse
Discovery, Office of Special Services, Orchard Heights

Jodi Freeman

Jodi Freeman
Nurse
Explorer Academy, Office of Special Services, South Kitsap HS

Jennifer Hogan

Jennifer Hogan
Nurse - LPN
Office of Special Services, South Kitsap HS


 

Melinda Kaplafka

Melinda Kaplafka
Nurse
East Port Orchard, Manchester, Office of Special Services

Sarah Long

Sarah Long
Nurse - LPN
Office of Special Services, South Colby

Lisa Matala

Lisa Matala
Nurse
Cedar Heights Middle School, Office of Special Services, Sidney Glen

Nicole Oerting

Nicole Oerting
Nurse
John Sedgwick Middle School, Office of Special Services

Nicole Oliver

Nicole Oliver
Nurse
Burley-Glenwood, Hidden Creek, Office of Special Services

Kristin Phillips

Kristin Phillips
Nurse
Office of Special Services, Olalla, South Colby

Chris Meeker

Chris Meeker
Health Room Asst

Catheryne Pickard

Catheryne Pickard
Nurse
Marcus Whitman Middle School, Office of Special Services, Orchard Heights

Lisa Salisbury

Lisa Salisbury
Nurse - LPN
East Port Orchard, Office of Special Services, Sidney Glen

Kelly Winden

Kelly Winden
Nurse - LPN
Office of Special Services

Medically Fragile Program

Tiffany Buckley

Tiffany Buckley
Assistant Director