As a registered nurse, I’m here to help with any medical interventions that may arise throughout the school day allowing students the maximum learning time and education exposure without interruption. The presence of a nurse on campus provides quick treatment for time sensitive medical needs, support for chronic conditions, and/or emergency medical care. A registered nurse brings professional expertise in health, wellness, prevention, chronic diseases, mental health, and growth and development to the educational team.
The ultimate goal of the School Nurse is to promote a safe and healthy community in which the students will be encouraged to become life-long learners, self-managers, and self-advocates for health, education, and other issues.
The school nurse acts as a clinician, consultant, researcher, educator, and a healthcare manager.
My day to day activities include many roles:
- Assess and evaluate the overall student health.
- Plan action for elimination, minimization or acceptance of health problems.
- Provide information and referral for health/emotional concerns.
- Provide daily assistance for students with diabetes/epilepsy/asthma/allergies/etc.
- Provide selected health services for students/staff.
- Provide assessment, triage, and care of sick and injured students and staff.
- Observe school facilities and recommend modifications to maintain optimum health and safety of students and staff.
- Administer medications.
- Perform vision and growth screenings.
- Monitor immunization compliance.
- Follow-up concerns regarding student and community health.
- Provide education on a variety of health topics to students, families, health/science classes, and staff.
- Any other health care and education-related responsibilities as they are discovered.
- Daily/weekly monitoring and as needed adjustment of policies/procedures related to local, state, and federal mandates/recommendations regarding current health status of the community. Constant review of data from many sources to make the best data-driven/science-based plan of action.
- Data collection for review and analysis of our current processes.
My office is located in the North end of the school inside the Elementary Office. I have both a well clinic and a sick clinic to keep students separate when treating their individual needs. My clinic hours are during school hours. After school hours, you can submit questions via email - firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also leave me a voicemail at 907-644-2241. Contact your healthcare provider for immediate needs.
My name is Christiane Schild, and I’ve been a registered nurse for more than 21 years. I strive to “be a preventionist, not an interventionist!” Meaning let’s put in place prevention methods to reduce/eliminate the need for intervention after a situation has occurred. I’m constantly striving for ways to improve systems, update routines, and make things better each time I do them. I’ve worked in Oncology, Med/Surg Units, Day Surgery, Home health, and in the recovery room. I’ve taught in the education department to nurses in the hospital as well as diabetes education for my patients. I’ve taken care of many family members over the years with intense home health needs. I have 3 children, 2 are enrolled in GCS. Molly is in 8th and Lucas is in 11th grade. My oldest child is grown, having already graduated high school and living in Texas. We absolutely love being a part of the GCS family. I enjoy running, gardening, biking, fishing, & sewing. My family attends Anchorage Grace Church and my favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:6-7. My favorite book is Who Moved my Cheese by Spencer Johnson. Always be on the lookout and ready for change. It’s coming! I’m so excited to be here and get to know each and every one of you!
Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat!
“..do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -- Philippians 4:6-7
Donations wanted: We collect all throughout the year eyeglasses, frames, and cases to donate to the Lion’s Club. They provide detailed vision screenings each year at no cost to all our students. Please consider donating your old glasses and/or cases to the nurses office. We are planning vision screenings for August/September.
Substitute RN’s (Registered Nurses) Needed: We are always looking for substitute nurses to serve in the nurses clinic. My goal is to have an extra nurse at least one day a week every week of school this year. You simply tell me your preferred days/times and I’ll make it work (there is a little paperwork involved). There is so much to do at this clinic, we need you! Please email or call the nurse clinic anytime. I’d love for you to join the team.
Nurses supply needs: Just like in the classrooms there are supplies that we need to keep our clinic running each year. We would be so overwhelmingly blessed if you viewed our supply list and considered purchasing one or more items for the school health clinics.
Please prayerfully consider donating routine supplies to our Nurses Clinics!
We are always in need of these items:
Many of these are available at Costco -
- Clorox Wipes Canisters or Disinfecting Wipes
- Hand sanitizing wipes - Any brand (These are different from clorox and gentle enough for skin)
- Band aid Bundle pack (Handy Bandaid case, with 188 assorted band aids) or the Heroic Bandage Kit (We build first aid boxes for each of the classrooms with these)
- Kirkland Brand Baby Wipes - (For the little hands that we don’t want chemicals on)
- Kleenex 10pk/case
- Feminine Products - Regular (teen) size pads and tampons
- Cases of water bottles
- 8 ounce or smaller juice boxes/pouches
- Healthy snack/protein bars
We also have an Amazon wishlist if you prefer to shop online and have it shipped directly to us: