School Nursing Services

The school nurse supports student success by providing for the safety and care of students and staff, and by integrating health solutions into the educational setting. The school nurse addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students. Using specialized clinical knowledge and judgment, the school nurse assesses student health, develops and executes plans for care management, acts as first responder, and engages in public health functions such as health screening, disease surveillance, immunization compliance, and health promotion. The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for health care and a healthy school environment

The school nurses in the East Penn School District strive to frame their practice around the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice developed  in 2015 by the National Association of School Nurses. At its center is the student supported by the family and community to be healthy, safe and ready to learn. Guiding all nursing interventions with students and families are the evidence-based standards of nursing practice. Click here to see the Framework in its entirety.

Certified School Nurses

Terri Hildebrand RN, BSN, NCSN | Email
Department Chair of Nursing
Alburtis Elementary School – (610) 965-1633

Melinda Behrens RN,BSN, CSN | Email
Wescosville Elementary School – (610) 395-5851

Katie Bickel RN, MSN, CSN | Email
Willow Lane Elementary School – (484) 519-3300

Jennifer Carfara RN, MSN, CSN | Email
Macungie Elementary School – (610) 965-1617 

Megan Colletti RN, BSN, CSN | Email
Lower Macungie Middle School – (610) 398-4386

Tracy Miller RN, MSN, CSN | Email
Shoemaker Elementary School – (610) 965-1587 

Lori Kern RN, BSN, CSN | Email
Emmaus High School – (610) 965-1673

Lynn Welliver, RN, BSN, CSN | Email
Emmaus High School – (610) 965-1673

Brooke Davis, RN, BSN, CSN  | Email
Jefferson Elementary School – (610) 965-1645 
Lincoln Elementary School – (610) 965-1636

Jenna Venanzi, R.N., BSN, CSN | Email
Eyer Middle School- (610) 965-1610

Help Us Take Care of Your Child

Please inform the school nurse of any change in your child’s health due to:

  • Injury that will impact ability to function in school
  • Serious or prolonged illness
  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • Chronic illness: allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizures, heart or lung problems, ADD/ADHD, mental health concerns, migraines, or digestive or elimination problems.

Our goal is to provide quality care for your child while in the school setting.

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