00515 NURSE

 

katie.elliott@lowndes.k12.ms.us

Currently the School Nurse for Caledonia Middle and High School

I have been working at Caledonia for 3 years. I have worked as a school nurse for over 15 years.

My roles as a school nurse are:
  • Assess and evaluate students’ overall health
  • Reduce students’ health-related absenteeism
  • Eliminate or minimize health problems that impair learning.
  • Reduce or prevent health problems through education.
  • Help students to achieve the highest degree of independent functioning.
  • Perform screenings.
  • Provide information and referral for health/emotional concerns
  • Provide health services for specific students according to physicians orders
  • Provide assessment, triage and care of sick and injured students and staff
  • Administer medications according to physician orders
  • Provide education on a variety of health topics to students, families and staff

My goal as a school nurse is to promote a safe and healthy environment for students that is optimal for learning while also encouraging and teaching students to become life-long managers and advocates for their own health and wellness.