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District Nurse Educational Preparation and Practice

Credentialed School Nurses Serving All Students

The California Education Codes, Business and Professions Codes, Nurse Practice Act and Board of Registered Nurses provide guidelines for the preparation and practice of school nurses.

The Credentialed School Nurse is especially prepared and uniquely qualified in preventive health, health assessment and referral procedures, as well as Community and Public Health Nursing practices. School nurses strengthen and facilitate the educational process by:

  • Improving and protecting the health status of children
  • Identification and assistance in the removal or modification of health related barriers to learning
  • Creation and implementation of strategies fort he prevention of illness and disability
  • Early detection and correction of health problems
  • Training and supervision of unlicensed personnel assisting with special health care procedures in the school setting

CEC 49426:  “A school nurse is a registered nurse currently licensed under Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 2700 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code) and who has completed the additional requirements for, and possess a current credential in, school nursing pursuant to Section 44877."  View full content of California Education Codes.

District Nurse Assignments

Liz Carter, MSN, RN, CNS
A.B. Miller High, Birch High, Dolores Huerta International Academy, Porter Elementary

Joyce Farmer, BSN
Fontana Middle, Locust Elementary, Maple Elementary, Primrose Elementary

Sheree Fernandez, MHA, RN
Ruble Middle, Beech Ave. Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, No. Tamarind Elementary

Margie Foot, MSN, RN, NP
Almeria Middle, Almond Elementary, Cypress Elementary, Tokay Elementary

Del Grace, DNP, PNP
Citrus High, Adult Transition/Special Ed., Grant Elementary, Poplar Elementary, Redwood Elementary

Catherine Husung, MS, RN, FNP
Sequoia Middle, Date Elementary, Mango Elementary, Oleander Elementary

Teresia McCollister, MSN, RN, FNP
Early Childhood Assessment, Early Education Special Education, Early Education Pre-K, Tinker Tots and Gateway

Carla Martin, M.Ed., BSN, RN
Jurupa Hills High, Alder Middle, Juniper Elementary, Randall Pepper Elementary

LaVern Negose, M.Ed., RN, PPSc
Truman Middle, Canyon Crest Elementary, Chaparral Elementary, Oak Park Elementary

Bea Okonkwo, MSN, RN, CNS
Kaiser High, Southridge Middle, Hemlock Elementary, Shadow Hills Elementary

Nnennaya Okoronkwo, BSN, RN
Fontana High, Citrus Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, So. Tamarind Elementary

Mary Salas, MSN, RN, CNS
Health and Clinical Programs

Cathy Siriani, MSN, RN, FNP
Summit High, Binks Elementary, Sierra Lakes Elementary, West Randall Elementary

The current Nurse Assignments list is available in PDF document. To view it, you will need Adobe Reader on your PC or Mac.

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