School Nurse

NAME: Mrs. Diane Gage, RN, BSN, MEd

SCHOOL: Proctor Elementary School. M-F 8-3pm

SCHOOL PHONE: 508-351-7040 ext. 103. Fax: 508-351-7007


Welcome to the Nurse's Office

Greetings! I personally welcome you and your family to the Proctor 
Elementary School. As the school nurse, I look forward to building a lasting 
relationship with you and your children over the next six years. Please feel 
free to call me, or send me an email, with any questions or concerns you may 
have regarding your child. If I am unavailable to take your call, please 
leave a message on my voice mail and I will call you back as soon as 
possible.

Goals of the School Health Services Program

"You cannot educate a child who is not healthy and you cannot keep a child 
healthy who is not educated." 
                               Jocelyn Elders

"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, 1999

"The School Nurse has a crucial role in the seamless provision of 
comprehensive health services to children and youth. The role of the School 
Nurse is serving as a team member in providing preventive services, early 
identification of problems, interventions, and referrals to foster health 
and educational success."
               American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health, 2008