Joy Lewis

Joy Lewis, MSN, RN, CSN-PEL
Phone: 618-283-8132
Fax: 618-283-9479

  • Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management

  • IL Certified School Nurse; Professional Educator License

  • Vision and Audiometric Technician

  • Member of National Association of School Nurses & Illinois Association of School Nurses

  • School Committees: Wellness, Concussion

Brittany White

Brittany White, ADN, RN
Phone: 618-283-8122
Fax: 618-283-8165

  • Associates of Science in Nursing

  • School Committees: Wellness, Concussion


CUSD #203 COVID Information

Definition of School Nursing
School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge healthcare and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential (NASN, 2020).

What Does a School Nurse Do?

  • Provides health services that increase school attendance

  • Helps prevent and control the spread of communicable disease

  • Administers specialized services to students (medications, tube feedings, insulin)

  • Verifies immunizations and examinations to keep the school in compliance with state mandates

  • Screens for hearing and vision deficits

  • Provides health professional input and direction for school and community policies and programs

  • Educates students on managing their own health and wellness

  • Assists in the evaluation of students for special education services

School District Policies and Procedures

Health Requirements per Grade:

  • Pre-K: Physical exam, Immunization record, Lead screening, Birth Certificate

  • Kindergarten: Physical exam, Immunization record including Dtap #5, IPV #4, MMR #2, Varicella #2, Lead screening, Birth Certificate, Dental exam, Eye exam

  • 2nd: Dental exam

  • 6th: Physical exam, Dental exam, Tdap & Meningococcal Immunizations, Proof of MMR#2 and Varicella #2 Immunizations

  • 9th: Physical exam, Dental exam, Proof of Tdap, Meningococcal, MMR #2, Varicella #2 Immunizations

  • 12th: Meningococcal #2 Immunization

  • New Student: Birth certificate, Physical Exam, Immunization Record, Eye exam if transferring from out of state

Vision Screenings:

  • Pre-K, K, 2nd, 8th grades, all Special Education students, and New students

Hearing Screenings:

  • Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd grades, all Special Education students, and New students