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 27.) 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. 

School Nurse Building Schedule

Elementary Level: Grades K-5

My School My School Nurse Contact Phone Email Assigned Days and/or Times
Blacklick Elementary Sherri Snoad, RN, BSN 614-269-4695 SnoadS@GJPS.org Wednesday afternoons & Fridays
Chapelfield Elementary Sherri Snoad, RN, BSN
Sarah Mickley - LPN (nurse assistant)
614-269-4695
614-269-4729
SnoadS@GJPS.org
MickleyS@GJPS.org
Tuesdays
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Goshen Lane Elementary Jenn Mischel, RN, BSN 614-269-4758 MischelJ@GJPS.org Alternating Mondays; Tuesdays
High Point Elementary Beth Brant, DNP, RN, LSN, CPNP, NCSN
614-479-1547 BrantB@GJPS.org Alternating Mondays; Fridays
Jefferson Elementary Beth Brant, DNP, RN, LSN, CPNP, NCSN
614-479-1547 BrantB@GJPS.org Tuesdays & Alternating Mondays
Lincoln Elementary Sherri Snoad, RN, BSN 614-269-4695 SnoadS@GJPS.org Wednesday mornings & Thursdays
Royal Manor Elementary Jenn Mischel, RN, BSN 614-269-4758 MischelJ@GJPS.org Alternating Mondays; Friday

Secondary Level: Grades 6-12

My School My School Nurse Contact Phone Email Assigned Days and/or Times
Lincoln HS Edna Wright, RN, MSN
Sarah Mickley - LPN (nurse assistant)
614-478-5579
614-269-4729
WrightE@GJPS.org
MickleyS@GJPS.org
Monday — Friday
Middle School East Beth Brant, DNP, RN, LSN, CPNP 614-479-1547 BrantB@GJPS.org
Wednesdays & Thursdays
Middle School South
Sherri Snoad, RN, BSN
Sarah Mickley - LPN (nurse assistant)
614-269-4695
614-269-4729
SnoadS@GJPS.org
MickleyS@GJPS.org 
Mondays
Thursdays
Middle School West Nancy Morton, RN, BSN, MEd
Jenn Mischel, RN, BSN
614-269-4836
614-269-4758
MortonN@gjps.org
MischelJ@GJPS.org
Mondays
Wednesdays & Thursdays

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