Celebrating 100 Years Of School Nursing

Celebrating 100 Years of School Nursing - Supporting The Health & Well Being Of Our Students
Posted on 05/07/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Celebrating 100 Years of School Nursing - Supporting The Health & Well Being Of Our StudentsThe Boise School District celebrates 100 years of school nursing during the 2018-19 school year. On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 the District held a special event where the District's school nurses and health technicians were honored with end-of-the-school-year staff awards, as well as the presentation of a Governor's Proclamation declaring Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Idaho State School Nurses Day.  In this video, Dr. Don Coberly presents the proclamation in a special ceremony attended by the District's school nurses and health technicians.









Congratulations to Boise School District's 2018-19 School Nursing Award recipients (pictured below - L to R):   Natasha VanCuren, Morley Nelson, Grace Jordan & Shadow Hills (Health Technician of the Year); Teri Lindemann, Pierce Park, Shadow Hills (School Nurse of the Year); Dr. Don Coberly, Superintendent, Boise School District; Christine Swanson, Adams, Collister (School Nurse of the Year - a tie!); and Tamara Fredrickson, Health Services Supervisor, Boise School District.

School Nursing Program

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary, Hawthorne Elementary School Health Technician Michelle Diehl rode her horse "Banny Man" to the celebration that was held at the Boise School District Services Center. Diehl was dressed in historic nursing attire and it's believed that school nurses may have ridden horses to school back in the day. For more information on the 100-year history of school nursing in the Boise School District review a photo slide show highlighting some of the history of the District's school nursing program. 

School Nursing Program