School nurse services

DISTRICT: PUPIL 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:
All medications MUST be picked up by an adult by the end of the last school day.  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. All new medications must be brought to the school by an adult. For safety reasons, students cannot transport medication to/from school.

Medication forms:

Other District Forms

Other district forms can be found here.


School Nurse Building Schedule

Elementary Level: Grades PS-5

My School My School Nurse Contact Phone Email Assigned Days and/or Times
Preschool Alexandra Marinelli, RN, BSN, CPN, CLC 614-269-4847 MarinelliA@GJPS.org Wednesday 
Blacklick Elementary Alexandra Marinelli, RN, BSN, CPN, CLC 614-269-4847 MarinelliA@GJPS.org Monday
Thursday
Chapelfield Elementary Alexandra Marinelli, RN, BSN, CPN, CLC 614-269-4847
MarinelliA@GJPS.org
Tuesday
Friday
Goshen Lane Elementary Angela Gunther, RN, BSN, LSN 614-545-9288 GuntherA@GJPS.org

Monday
Thursday (1/2 day)

High Point Elementary Tameka Todd, RN, CNP
614-643-8069  ToddT@GJPS.org Thursday (1/2 day)
Friday
Jefferson Elementary Tameka Todd, RN, CNP
614-643-8069  ToddT@GJPS.org Tuesday
Thursday (1/2 day)
Lincoln Elementary Shelby Graham, RN, BSN 614-643-8088 GrahamS@GJPS.org Monday
Wednesday
Royal Manor Elementary Angela Gunther, RN, BSN, LSN 614-545-9288 GuntherA@GJPS.org

Wednesday
Friday (1/2 day)

Secondary Level: Grades 6-12

My School My School Nurse Contact Phone Email Assigned Days and/or Times
Lincoln HS Dr. Edna Wright, RN, LSN
614-478-5579
WrightE@GJPS.org
Monday — Friday
Middle School East Tameka Todd, RN, CNP

614-643-8069

 

ToddT@GJPS.org


Monday
Wednesday 
Middle School South
Shelby Graham, RN, BSN

614-643-8088

GrahamS@GJPS.org
 
Tuesday
Thursday 
Middle School West Angela Gunther, RN, BSN, LSN 614-545-9288
GuntherA@GJPS.org

Tuesday
Thursday (1/2 day)

BSN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing | CPNP: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner | LNC:  Legal Nurse Consultant / LSN:  Licensed School Nurse / NCSN:  National Certified School Nurse / RN: Registered Nurse