School Health Services

School Nurses

4200 Wainwright Avenue  |  Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 755-4960   Fax: (517) 755-5489

What is the Role of the School Nurse?

According to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the primary role of the school nurse is to support student learning by acting as an advocate and liaison between home, the school, and the medical community regarding concerns that are likely to affect a student's ability to learn. Components of a coordinated school health program (provided by the school nurse) include the following comprehensive services:

  • Health services - Serves as the coordinator of health services program, provides nursing care, and advocates for health rights.
  • Health education - Provides appropriate health information that promotes informed health care decisions, promotes health, prevents disease, and enhances school performance.
  • Environment - Identifies health and safety concerns in the school community and promotes a safe and nurturing school environment.
  • Nutrition - Supports school food service programs and promotes the benefits of healthy eating.
  • Physical education / activity - Promotes healthy activities, physical education, and sports policies / practices that promote safety and good sportsmanship.
  • Counseling / mental health - Provides appropriate health counseling, assesses mental health needs, provides interventions, refers students to appropriate school staff or community agencies, and provides follow up once treatment is prescribed.
  • Parent / community involvement - Promotes community participation in assuring a healthy school.
  • Staff Wellness - Provides health teaching, counseling, and monitoring and promotes healthy activities and a healthy environment for the school staff.

Source: "Scope and Standards of School Nurse Practice" NASN, 2005

Students with Health Needs

My Child Has Special Health Needs…

Your child may have special health needs that you would like us to know about. Chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes may require your child to have medications in school for his/her safety. Your child may have special allergies that the school must be aware of, such as a peanut or bee sting allergy. School staff must be notified of chronic conditions to ensure that they are prepared to meet your child’s needs in the case of an emergency situation.

To discuss your child's health needs, please contact the school nurse at (517) 755-4960

Medications will be stored in the school office for your child’s safety.


Susan Wheeler 

(517) 755-5487
 Center for Success, Dwight Rich,
Eastern, Gier Park & Sheridan Road


Erin Darnell

(517) 755-5488
 North, Post Oak, Pattengill & Wexford

Tamara Treat

(517) 755-5485
 Lewton, Reo & Sexton


Amanda Gailitis

(517) 755-5484
 Attwood, Mt. Hope, Lyons & Riddle

Rebecca Hoff

(517) 755-5486


Karlin Cox

(517) 755-5765
 Beekman Center

MaryBeth Braddick

 Dwight Rich 


Randi Trumble

(517) 755-5541

Jennifer Davis

 Averill & Everett 


Jessica Comer

 Cavanaugh, Dwight Rich & Kendon

Kathleen Mccarthy

 Beekman, Cumberland, Willow & Woodcreek 



PDF DocumentStudent Health Information
PDF DocumentMedication Authorization Form



PDF Document2020 Immunization Letter from Governor Whitmer
PDF DocumentVaccines Required for School Entry in Michigan
PDF DocumentNonmedical Waiver Rule for Childhood Immunizations 
PDF DocumentKey Points Related to Claiming a Nonmedical Immunization Waiver
PDF DocumentTeen Vaccines
PDF DocumentVaccine Terminology

PDF DocumentInformation for Schools on Influenza and Vaccines

Parent and Family Wellness Information

PDF DocumentCommon Communicable Diseases in School-Age Children
PDF DocumentGuidelines for Preventing the Spread of MRSA in the Athletic Setting
PDF DocumentGuidelines for Preventing the Spread of MRSA in the School Setting
PDF DocumentGuidelines for School Attendance When Children are ill
PDF DocumentTips on Hand Washing
PDF DocumentMedication Authorization Form
PDF DocumentSigns of Possible Vision Problems
PDF DocumentLansing School District Wellness Policy
PDF DocumentMedical Abbreviations
PDF DocumentSafe Medication Administration
PDF DocumentClassification of Drugs
PDF DocumentFood, Allergy, Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan



COVID-19 Coordination

The Lansing School District established the COVID-19 Coordination Team to serve as the central information,  management, and monitoring control center for the district. The Coordination Team is comprised of our eleven (11) school nurses. They are responsible for the development and distribution of COVID district protocols, coordination of health screening procedures, assisting staff members impacted by COVID, and coordination with the Ingham County Health Department.

COVID-19 Staff Resources

PDF DocumentSuperintendent Letter to District
PDF DocumentCOVID-19 Exposure Protocol
PDF DocumentCOVID-19 Decision Tree
PDF DocumentMI Symptoms Information Letter
PDF DocumentMI Symptoms Screening Site Codes


COVID-19 Weekly Metrics

COVID Coordination Team

Phone: (517) 755-1500   Email: