Redmond School District school nurses have a commitment to work with families, schools and the community to promote optimal health and educational success of all students.

For information about Redmond School District’s School Based Health Clinics, please click here.

Definition of School Nursing

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long 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.” (National Association of School Nurses, June, 1999.)

Who is the School Nurse?

  • A registered nurse (RN) licensed to practice nursing by the state board of nursing.
  • A professional, accountable to practice in accordance with current
  • Professional Standards of School Nursing Practice, as stated by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) state laws, rules and regulations
  • A nursing professional who advocates for children’s health and safety within the educational setting.

Who are our School Nurses?

Gail Burton, RN, MSN, NCSN – Terrebonne Community School
Kim Kirk, BSN, RN – Tom McCall Elementary & Elton Gregory Middle School
Ruth Longstroth, BSN, RN, NTP – Sage Elementary School
Courtenay Sherwood, BSN, RN – Vern Patrick Elementary & Obsidian Middle School
Laura Steketee, ADN, RN – Edwin Brown Education Center
Donna Gilmore, MSN, RN – Edwin Brown Education Center & Ridgeview High School
Sue Schmidt, BSN, RN – M.A. Lynch Elementary School
Jennifer Laszlo, BSN, RN – John Tuck Elementary School
Megan Donahue, BSN, RN – Tumalo Community School
Brittany Molen – Redmond High School

Oregon Health Authority Release January 25, 2017