School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. Goshen Community Schools provides a school nurse in each building in the corporation ensuring that health services are provided to benefit the health and success of all students. The goal of the School Nurse is to promote a safe and healthy community in which students will be encouraged to become lifelong learners, self-managers, and self-advocates for their health and education.
- Coordinator of District Nurse Services – Wendy Swallow, RN
- GHS – Tara Rauch, RN
- GHS – Angel Hostetler, RN
- GJH –
- GIS – Stephanie Hershberger, RN
- Chamberlain – Tonya Burgess, RN
- Model – Tonya Harmelink, RN
- Parkside – Brenda Wiebe, RN
- Prairie View – Sarah Roth, RN
- Waterford – Jeff Vardaman, RN
- West Goshen – Elizabeth Vukovich, RN
Health Forms and Immunization Requirements
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School Nurses benefit schools by:
- Increase Student Attendance – Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Disease Management improve student attendance
- Increase Academic Performance – Improved attendance then increases student achievement and graduation rates.
- Increase Instructional Time – Teachers, Principals, and Staff can focus on teaching and serving students.
- Major Cost Benefit
- Increase Teacher/Staff Productivity
- Decrease Parent loss of workdays
- Decrease unnecessary medical care costs
Have a healthy school year by doing the following:
- Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night
- Eat a healthy breakfast
- Take medicine if needed for colds and other aches and pains before school
- Wear clothes appropriate for the weather
- Carry a backpack on both shoulders; don’t carry more than 30% of your weight
- Wash hands frequently – before eating, after using the bathroom, after coughing or blowing your nose.
- Drink plenty of water every day and avoid soda and sugary drinks.
Coordinated School Health
Goshen Community Schools employs a coordinated school health program to help ensure the mental and physical health and wellness of students, staff, and the Goshen community. We have recently approved an updated Wellness Policy based on the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (WSCC) as established by ASCD and the CDC.
The Coordinated School Health Committee meets every other month to create, implement, monitor and evaluate wellness initiatives throughout our schools.
Healthy kids make better students. Better students make healthy communities.