Contact a School Nurse

  • Contact a School Nurse:

    Payne, Diona RN, BSN, MSN

    Gravelly Hill Middle
    4819 West Ten Rd
    Efland 27243
    245-4050 x 32065 FAX 245-4055 

    Lewis, Christi RN, BSN

    Orange Middle
    308 Orange High Rd
    Hillsborough 27278
    732-6121 x30065 FAX 732-6910 

    Allen, Laurie RN

    Central Elementary
    154 Hayes St
    Hillsborough 27278
    732-3622 x 41065 FAX 732-2352 

    Saenz, Ashley RN, BSN, NCSN, CPN

    River Park Elementary
    240 St. Mary’s Rd
    Hillsborough 27278
    732-9326 x 40065 FAX 732-9736 

    Hensey, Karra RN, BSN

    A.L. Stanback Middle
    3700 NC Hwy86 So.
    Hillsborough 27278
    644-3200 x 31065 FAX 644-3226 

    Womble, Tara RN

    Grady A. Brown Elementary
    1100 New Grady Brown School Road 
    Hillsborough, NC 27278 
    Phone: 919.732.6138
    Fax: 919.644.2800 x 45065 

    Boling, Daniel RN, BSN

    Hillsborough Elementary
    402 N. Nash St
    Hillsborough 27278
    732-6137 x 43065 FAX 732-7791 

    Grabe, Jennifer RN, BSN, NCSN

    Pathways Elementary
    431 Strouds Creek
    Hillsborough 27278
    732-9136 x 46065 FAX 732-9142 

    Pepin, Jennifer RN, BSN, NCSN

    Cedar Ridge High
    1125 New Grady Brown Sch. Rd
    Hillsborough 27278
    245-4000 x 21065 FAX 245-4010  

    Compton, Sylvia RN, BSN, NCSN,
    Orange County Schools District Lead Nurse

    Partnership Academy
    1006 Storey Ln,
    Hillsborough, NC 27278
    919-245-4030 x 25065 FAX 919-245-4035  

    Johnson, Meghann RN, BSN, M.A.Ed., NCSN

    Efland-Cheeks Elementary
    4401 Fuller Rd
    Efland 27243
    563-5112 x 42065 FAX 563-3137 

    Webb, Elizabeth RN, BSN, CPN

    New Hope Elementary
    1900 New Hope Church Rd
    Chapel Hill27514
    942-9696 x 44065 FAX 942-2493 

    Gordon, Caitlin RN

    Orange High (#332)
    500 Orange High Rd
    Hillsborough, NC 27278
    732-6133 x 20065 FAX 644-7699 

    Susan Vaughn LPN, BS in Health Care Administration
    Lead Nurse Assistant & District Float Nurse

    OCS Health & Safety Office
    Gravelly Hill Middle School
    Rm. 523
    245-4050 x

    Who is your School Nurse?

    A registered nurse (RN) licensed to practice nursing by the North Carolina Board of Nursing

    A National Certified School Nurse (NCSN) credential that reflects competence and professionalism and demonstrates a high level of education, clinical practice, experience and knowledge. 

    A professional who practices in accordance with current state laws and professional standards of school nursing as defined by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

    A nursing professional who advocates for children’s health and safety within the educational setting

    What expertise does your School Nurse have?

    • Pediatric, public health and mental health nursing with strong health promotion, assessment and referral skills
    • Knowledge of education and health laws which impact children
    • Teaching strategies for the delivery of health education

    What services does your School Nurse provide?

    • Illness/Injury evaluation and treatment
    • Mental health assessments and interventions
    • Identification, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of student health concerns
    • Health assessments/participation in Individual Educational Plan 
    • Development of pediatric nursing procedures
    • Screening/ Referral chronic disease management and education
    • Medication Administration
    •  Immunization compliance
    • Crisis Team Participation
    •  Health curriculum recommendations
    • Health Education training & delegation of nursing procedures to unlicensed personnel
    • Staff wellness
    • School/ community/ health care provider liaison

    What difference does a school nurse make?

    • Reduce health issues which can impact success in the classroom
    • Teachers are able to devote their time to teaching, as they can refer students with health problems to the school nurse
    • Parents are confident their child’s health needs are appropriately handled during school hours
    • Ensure a healthy and safe environment for students in collaboration with school administrators

    Role of 21st Century School Nurse (NASN) 

    ”It is the position of NASN that school nurses play an essential role in keeping children healthy, safe, and ready to learn. The school nurse is a member of a unique discipline of professional nursing and is often the sole healthcare provider in an academic setting. Twenty‐first century school nursing practice is student‐centered, occurring within the context of the student’s family and school community (NASN, 2016a). It is essential that all students have access to a full time school nurse all day, every day (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016).”