About the Nurse
 
Suzanne Martin MS RN PHN Licensed School Nurse
Dear Parents, Guardians and General Public,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

The field of nursing has been my career for 44 years. Prior to receiving my RN degree I was an LPN and received my training from the New Ulm School of Practical Nursing in 1972. In 1999 I received an Associate of Science Degree in nursing from Riverland Community College and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Iowa in 2002. The summer of 2012 I received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education from the College of Graduate Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato. I am licensed as a registered nurse by the Minnesota Board of Nursing with a Public Health Certification and licensed by the Minnesota Board of Education as a Licensed School Nurse.

My experience in nursing has included, pediatric, orthopedic, medical, surgical, geriatric, clinic, post op and walk in emergency care. My experience as a nurse educator as begsn as an adjunct clinical instructor at Riverland Community College for six years and most recently as an on-line educator with Rasmussen College School of Nursing.

Much of my nursing experience has been focused on pediatric and adolescent health. My interest in pediatric nursing peaked after working with a local pediatrician who taught me many aspects of pediatric care and how important health care intervention is when illness strikes.

School nursing has become much more than the application of band aids. Licensed school nurses have a very broad scope of practice and are involved in the evaluation of children with special needs to writing procedures and advising on policy for how health needs are handled within the school setting. School nurses are the enforcers of state and federal laws that govern health and nursing practice in our schools.  School nurses as well are a liaison between the school, and the family unit in many instances.  The position of a school nursing can be  a challenging job ,  but always rewarding.


The philosophy of the health office is to do no harm, promote healthy living and healthy happy learners at United South Central. My door is always open so please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. I may be reached at the United South Central Schools at 507 553-5810 or at .