Welcome to Spruce Run and Patrick McGaheran School
What’s one common misconception about school nursing?
School nurses just put “Band-Aids on boo boos” – we continually educate students, staff, family members, we take care of students with increase in health issues in the schools (diabetes, life threatening allergies, asthma, medications, seizures, catheters, colostomy, cancer, etc.) We are registered nurses with more of a community nursing title, most of us coming into this field with vast backgrounds in various nursing specialties, taking care of the entire school community.
School Health Nurse - Faith Fuhrman, MSN, RN, CSN.
My name is Faith Fuhrman and I am your child's nurse at Spruce Run and Patrick McGaheran. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 1985 with my Bachelors in Nursing and Masters degree in Nursing in 1988. I began my career in Cardiac ICU, worked for the National Transplant Network (UNOS), long term care, and substituted in the Clinton Township School District for three years before starting full time in 2009.
School Health Nurse - Lori Jentsch, MSN, RN, CSN
Mrs. Jentsch is excited to be joining the staff at Patrick McGaheran as the AM nurse. She graduated from The University of Scranton with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing then went on to receive her Masters in Nursing from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She also received her School Nurse Certificate from Caldwell University. She has spent her nursing career caring for women and children in a variety of settings including labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care and infertility. For the past two years, she has been working as a school nurse at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She recently moved to Clinton Township with her husband and two sons and can't wait to be part of the school community.
A school health nurse assists students, families, and staff in attaining and maintaining optimal health and health attitudes. School nurses strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and staff, and by identifying and assisting in the improvement of health-related barriers to the learning process. School nurses facilitate positive responses to normal development, promote health and safety, intervene with actual and potential health and safety problems, and collaborates with others to build student capacity for learning.
Please do not hesitate to contact us about health concerns or questions. To help us care for your child while they are in school, please let us know about medical needs and updates to your child's health record.
Please see Important Health Forms page for required health documents.