Meet Your District Nurses

  • Karen Pyeatt

    Karen Pyeatt BSN  RN NCSN

    • Bolton Primary School
    • Cedaroak Park Primary School
    • Athey Creek Middle School

    Lindsay Nowak

    Lindsay Nowak  BSN  RN  NCSN
    • Meridian Creek Middle School
    • Trillium Creek Primary School
    • Willamette Primary School

    Nurse Nancy Buchwald

    Nancy Buchwald  MSN  RN
    • Meridian Creek Middle School
    • Trillium Creek Primary School
    • Willamette Primary School

    Mary Groh BSN  RN
    • Wilsonville High School
    • Adult Transition



    • Stafford Primary School
    • Sunset Primary School
    • Boeckman Creek Primary School

    Nurse Michelle Bloom  Michelle Bloom  BSN  RN



    • West Linn High School
    • Riverside High School



    • Boones Ferry Primary School
    • Inza Wood Middle School



    • Nurse on Special Assignment at West Linn High School



    • Nurse on Special Assignment at West Linn High School



    • Lowrie Primary School
    • Rosemont Ridge Middle School

    Regan Altman, Nursing Services Administrative Assistant


The Role of School Nurses

  • According to the National Association of School Nurses:

    "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."

    Professional nurses address the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of their students.  Professional school nurses have as the ultimate outcome of their practice, the support of student success in the learning process.

    • The school nurse provides direct health care to the students and staff who have been injured or who present with acute illnesses; responsible for medication administration and the performance of health care procedures; assists faculty and staff in monitoring chronic health conditions.

    • The school nurse provides leadership for the provision of health services which includes developing plans for responding to emergencies and disasters and training staff to respond appropriately; delegation of care within applicable laws; delegation to others involves initial assessment, training, competency validation, supervision, and evaluation by the school nurse.

    • The school nurse provides screening and referral for health conditions include vision screening; nurses provide availability of resources to assure referral and follow-up.

    • The school nurse promotes a healthy school environment.

    • The school nurse implement precautions for blood borne pathogens and other infectious diseases.

    • The school nurse also assesses the physical environment of the school and takes action to improve health and safety.

    • The school nurse promotes health education by providing health information directly to individual students, groups of students or classes.

    • The school nurse is a member of the coordinated school health team that promotes the health and well being of school members through collaborative efforts.

    • The school nurse serves in a leadership role for health policies and programs.

    • As the health care expert within the school system, the school nurse takes a leadership role in the development and evaluation of school health policies.

    • The school nurse advocates for programs and policies that positively affect the health of students or impact the profession of school nursing.

    • The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers.

    • The school nurse participates as the health expert on Individualized Education Plan and 504 teams.

    • The school nurse also communicates with community health providers and community health care agencies.