Pictured above: Kimberly Morse – Picture courtesy of Iredell- Statesville Schools
The Iredell-Statesville Schools is proud to announce that Lake Norman High School’s own Kimberly Morse has been named the North Carolina School Nurse of the Year. Recognized by the School Nurse Association of North Carolina, and positioned to represent nurses across the state of NC, Nurse Morse is an exemplary role model for not only school nurses, but for healthcare professionals across the state.
School nurses are a pivotal part of the success of a school. 18% of students in schools have some type of chronic health condition requiring a health plan at school. That averages to be 4-5 students in every classroom dealing with Asthma, Diabetes, Severe Allergies, Seizures, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, etc. The school nurse spends much of his/her day putting plans in place to make sure these students are able to be in class healthy and ready to learn. Iredell-Statesville Schools Lead Nurse Karen Kerley stated, “Kim Morse is a great example of what a school nurse is and should be, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.”
Superintendent Brady Johnson is happy that the North Carolina School Nurse of the Year is right here in Iredell County. “School nurses play a pivotal role in the health and well-being of our children. Kim Morse has diligently served over 2,000 students at Lake Norman for the last three years, and has served countless students across the district. We are honored to have Nurse Morse in our district and are thrilled to see her receive the recognition that is so well deserved.”
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