Delaware School nurses association to honor School Nurse of the year

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LEWES, DE – The Delaware School Nurses Assoc.(DSNA) will honor Jane Boyd, RN, MSN, NCSN as School Nurse of the Year 2009-2010. The celebration will take place at the Lewes Yacht Club starting at 5:30 p.m.

Guests will have dinner and several individuals are scheduled to speak. In recognition of her accomplishment, DSNA will present a gift to Mrs. Boyd.

A selection committee of the DSNA chose Mrs. Boyd from a group of five school nurses who were nominated by a colleague or administrator. She has been the school nurse at Long Neck Elementary in the Indian River School District since 2007.

Mrs. Boyd considers herself a “health expert” for her school community. She states, “ My role as the heath expert encompasses providing direct nursing care to students, staff, and visitors coupled with health education and promotion.”

The other nominees and their schools and school districts are asfollows: Karen Kleinshmidt, Porter Elementary School, Christina School District, Peggy McKibbin, F. Neil Postlethwait Middle School, Caesar Rodney School District, Megan Fioravanti, A.I. duPont High School, Red Clay

Consolidated School District Barbara McMillen, Southern Delaware School of the Arts,Indian River School District Jane Boyd graduated from Hodgson VoTech Medical Assistant Program in 1983. She received a Diploma in Nursing from Beebe School of Nursing in 1986. She furthered her nursing education at Wilmington University and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1996 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2006. Jane has worked as a labor and delivery nurse, a Delaware

public health nurse, and a pediatric office nurse. She is a Certified Patient Obstetric Nurse, a Certified Childbirth Educator and a National Certified School Nurse. Mrs. Boyd teaches a babysitter course and is an American Heart Association Certified CPR Instructor. She resides in Lewes with her husband and daughter.

DSNA was founded to promote the profession of school nursing in Delaware and to advance the delivery of professional school health services to promote optimal learning in students. There are

approximately 320 school nurses in Delaware who care for students in public and private schools.