• Welcome to Health Services
    It is the hope of the nursing team that this site will offer information for parents, as well as resources and commonly used district health forms.

    Worthington Health Services Mission
    To provide health care services to all students in order to promote optimal health and maximize academic achievement.

    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.
    (Adopted at the National Association of School Nurses Board of Directors Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island in June 1999)

    School Nurse Role
    School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing, and presents a unique set of challenges. School Nurses:
    Are licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing to practice as a registered nurse Possess a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university. Are licensed as a Certified School Nurse through the Ohio Department of Education. Adhere to laws and rules of the Ohio Board of Nursing and the professional standards of the State and National Association of School Nurses. The school nurse serves as an advocate for the school-age child, works collaboratively with the school health team to facilitate and strengthen the educational process, and identifies and removes barriers to learning. The philosophy and practice of district nurses and school health teams is directly aligned with both the philosophy of the Board of Education, as well as the mission and beliefs of Worthington Schools.

  • Licensed School Nurses

    Shannon Johnson RN, BSN, M.Ed.
    McCord MS (450-4000)
    Worthington Hills (450-4700)
    Granby (450-4500)
    Julie Garner RN, BSN, MSE
    WKHS (450-6415) 
    Julie Frank RN, BSN, MSE
    TWHS (450-6215)
    Betsy Keidel RN, BSN
    Bluffsview (450-5100)
    Liberty (450-5200)
    Sutter Park (450-4900)
    Conni Donaldson RN, BSN M.Ed.
    Kilbourne MS (450-4200)
    Colonial Hills (450-5400)
    Evening Street (450-4400)
    Wilson Hill (450-4800) 

    Joyce Casey RN, BSN, MS
    Worthingway MS (450-4300)
    Worth. Estates (450-4600)
    Worthington Park (450-5500)

    Dawn Piccinich RN, BSN

    Phoenix MS (450-4100)
    Perry MS (450-5700)
    Slate Hill (450-5000)
    Brookside (450-5300)

    Health Office Assistants

    Mertie Bowman RN BSN HOA
    Worthington Hills
    Krista Calfee RN BSN HOA 
    Amy Long RN BSN HOA 
    Melissa Keathley RN HOA 
    Slate Hill
    Kimberly Ferris RN MSN HOA
    Wilson Hill
    Kelly Carpenter LPN HOA
    Kacy Pleister RN HOA
    Worthington Estates
    Julia Stoneburner RN HOA
    Colonial Hills
    Amanda Davis RN BSN HOA
    Vicki House LPN HOA
    Worthington Park
    Sarah Wentworth RN HOA
    Evening Street