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TO:                    Superintendents, Principals, School Nurses


FROM:             Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner


DATE:              March 21, 2003


SUBJECT:        Nominations for 2002/2003 School Nurse of the Year


     The Department of Education invites the nomination of a school nurse for consideration as Maine’s School Nurse of the Year in 2003/2004.  The School Nurse of the Year not only honors one individual, but it also recognizes the many outstanding school nurses who serve Maine schools.  It is a way to celebrate the dedication and professionalism of school nurses.


     The School Nurse of the Year should be committed to the health and safety of all students.  For nomination, the candidate must:


     The School Nurse of the Year will be expected to participate in any publicity event planned to celebrate this honor.  As his/her peers will view him/her as a model school nurse, he/she may receive requests for consultation and advice.  Also, his/her application will be submitted as Maine’s candidate for National School Nurse of the Year through the National School Nurse Association.  


     Nomination packets may be obtained electronically at or for a hard copy, contact June Finnegan, 351 Cross Point Rd., Edgecomb, ME, 04556, or call her at 882-6566 or on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 882-5515.  Nominations must be received by June 1, 2003.


     All nominees and the finalist will be honored at the fall conference of the Maine Association of School Nurses.  The Maine Association of School Nurses will provide an award of $500.