School nurse services

Gahanna-jefferson schools nursing

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning.

Gahanna school nurses provide medical care to students in our schools every day. For simple bruises and bellyaches, they may provide minor treatment and determine whether the student can return to class. They also work with families and physicians to provide maintenance care for serious conditions, such as diabetes and food allergies, that might otherwise prevent some children from attending school. Parents should consult their family physician for accidents or illnesses that occur at home. Students with injuries or other conditions that limit activity or participation in any school function must have a note from the doctor detailing the student’s activity limitations.

Gahanna school nurses also provide classroom instruction about hygiene, wellness and puberty at age appropriate levels. They can provide information on health topics of concern to staff members and parents as well. Nurses travel among multiple schools during the day, and their schedules may change depending on students’ needs. The easiest way to contact them for non-urgent matters is by email.

Reminder:
‚ÄčAll medications MUST be picked up by an adult by the end of the last school day (May 25.) ALL medications left behind after this day will be disposed of.  If you need to make other arrangements for your child’s medication, please contact your school nurse directly.

Please note:
Gahanna-Jefferson Schools require that a new medication form be completed each school year. Each medication requires a separate form. Please contact your child’s health care provider to have form(s) completed if your child will need to have medication available to them during the school day next year. In the fall, all new medications must be brought to the school by an adult. For safety reasons, students cannot transport medication to/from school.

Medication forms:


School Nurse Building Schedule

Elementary Level: Grades K-5

My School My School Nurse Contact Phone Email
Blacklick Elementary Sherri Snoad, RN, BSN 614-269-4695 SnoadS@GJPS.org
Chapelfield Elementary Beth Brant, DNP, RN, LSN, CPNP, NCSN
Sarah Mickley - LPN (nurse assistant)
614-479-1547
614-269-4729
BrantB@GJPS.org
MickleyS@GJPS.org
Goshen Lane Elementary Angela Gunther, RN, BSN 614-269-4758 GuntherA@GJPS.org
High Point Elementary Beth Brant, DNP, RN, LSN, CPNP, NCSN
614-479-1547 BrantB@GJPS.org
Jefferson Elementary Beth Brant, DNP, RN, LSN, CPNP, NCSN
614-479-1547 BrantB@GJPS.org
Lincoln Elementary Sherri Snoad, RN, BS
Sarah Mickley - LPN (nurse assistant)
614-269-4695
614-269-4729
SnoadS@GJPS.org
MickleyS@GJPS.org 
Royal Manor Elementary Angela Gunther, RN, BSN 614-269-4758 GuntherA@GJPS.org
Preschool
Sherri Snoad, RN, BS
Edna Wright, DNP, RN, MSN
614-269-4695
614-478-5579
SnoadS@GJPS.org
WrightE@GJPS.org

Secondary Level: Grades 6-12

My School My School Nurse Contact Phone Email
Lincoln HS Edna Wright, DNP, RN, MSN
614-478-5579
WrightE@GJPS.org
Middle School East Beth Brant, DNP, RN, LSN, CPNP 614-479-1547 BrantB@GJPS.org
Middle School South
Sherri Snoad, RN, BSN
614-269-4695
SnoadS@GJPS.org
Middle School West Angela Gunther, RN, BSN
Nancy Morton, RN, BSN, MEd
614-269-4758
614-269-4836
GuntherA@GJPS.org
MortonN@GJPS.org

BSN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing | CNP: Certified Nurse Practitioner | LPN: Licensed Practical Nurse | MSN: Master of Science in Nursing | RN: Registered Nurse