Colleen Whitmore, MSN, BSN
Michelle Romani, RN, BSN
Cathy Thren, RN, BSN
Margaret Seebald, RN, BS, MHA
School Health Services in Frederick County Public Schools are delivered by the Frederick County Health Department, utilizing a cluster model of service delivery. School nurses are Registered Nurses (RN) who serve as the leaders of the school health team in each school. Each school nurse supervises and provides health services for 2 to 3 schools. A dedicated Health Room Technician (HRT) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is assigned to every school health room and carries out day to day operations of the school health room. HRTs and LPNs are responsible for the following:
Health Room Technicians (HRTs) are Certified in School Health Services as Nursing Assistants (CNA) and Medication Technicians (CMT) by the Maryland Board of Nursing.
The LPN is an independently functioning nurse who is supervised by the Registered School Nurse. LPNs are assigned to some school health rooms instead of an HRT. In addition to the responsibilities above, the LPN performs nursing tasks and augments nursing services that can’t be delegated to HRTs.