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SCHOOL NURSES

School Nurse related questions may be directed to:

Ann Nichols RN, MSN, NCSN
State School Health Nurse Consultant
N C Division of Public Health
ann.nichols@dhhs.nc.gov, 919.277.5667


School nurses are an integral part of education and work to reduce and eliminate health related barriers to the education process for students. They promote health and safety, intervene with actual and potential health problems, provide case management services, and coordinate communication with family, appropriate school staff and the medical home or private healthcare provider.


School Nursing services include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual health care needs assessments for students and staff members
  • Health care plan development, revision and evaluation including Emergency Action Plans, Individual Health Care Plans and health related components of Individual Education Programs
  • Direct provision of nursing health care services
  • School staff instruction and supervision in provision of care for students with special health care needs
  • Instruction and oversight for medication administration processes in schools
  • Emergency and injury care, planning and training
  • Communicable disease control and outbreak response in schools
  • Assessment of school community health and safety issues
  • Student screening for conditions that impact access to education, such as vision screening
  • Member and resource for student assistance teams that develop health related student accommodations
  • Health related community resource liaison for schools


SCHOOL HEALTH CONSULTANTS

North Carolina Division of Public Health

NAME REGION ADDRESS PHONEFAX
Ann Nichols State School Nurse Consultant 1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928
919.707.5667 919.870.4880
Catasha Williams Charter Schools 1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928
919.707.5652919.870.4880
Amy Quesinberry NW: Northwest Region 127 Westwood Drive
Mt. Airy, NC 27030
336.786.4012 336.786.4079
Sonya Dunn C: Central Region 366 Coleridge Road
Siler City, NC 27344
919.663.2716 919.663.2725
Casey Spear NE: Northeast Region 1106 Soundside Rd.
Edenton, NC 27932
252.482.0353252.482.0332
Kristin Wike W: West Region 159 3rd Ave. SW
Taylorsville, NC 28681
828.230.7148  
Lucy Heffelfinger SW: Southwest Region 1113 Loblolly Lane
Newton, NC 28658
828.659.2548 828.659.2544
Amy Levy SE: Southeast Region 6225 Falkland Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311
919.922.5462  
 
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