Jackie Jensen from Brookings School District
2022 Excellence in School Nursing Award recipient.
As the recipient of this award, Jackie may choses to attend the NASN annual conference when he/she is recognized, SDSNA will pay the conference registration fee. If the selected nurse does not attend the NASN conference that year, the SDSNA will waive the registration fee for the next SDSNA conference.
Here are a few things that were said about Jackie during her nomination:
Mrs. Jackie Jensen is the prototype and model of school nursing excellence. My years of observation and articulation with school nurses is lengthy,she is absolutely the very best example of science and compassion jointly creating a safe, secure and positive school atmosphere.
Mrs. Jensen has implemented several programs for our staff and students both reactive and proactive. These include imaginative methods of meeting annual mandates in CPR and first aid -associated necessities,to adolescent sexual education. The pandemic has created opportunity,and Mrs. Jensen has utilized this opportunity to install and insist upon hygienic nuance that will be a legacy of protocols for our future. (Dr. Kevin Lein)
lnstructionally and professionally, Mrs. Jensen requests and leads in school de cis ion-making. Her reports and individual influence for students and staff is thorough and detailed. Education in regard to Covid,lice, nutrition, special needs and co-work with our popular wellness program are just a few of the "extras" Mrs. Jensen views as non-negotiable. She applies herself selflessly to any task and always goes the extra mile.
Jackie has a very strong, quiet presence of offering information more than opinion. In this time of Covid, her approach has been invaluable. She refers to policy and past experience, not opinion and emotion. I am so fortunate to have her as my peer. I depend on her. My selfish request of her is that she does not change jobs before I retire!! (Connie Harstad, RN)
Jackie has conquered many hurdles working in the Brookings School Disrict mainly to keep the students safe. Such as in services for CPR, EpiPen, epilepsy, diabetes, asthma and other severe illness that students may have. Not only health conditions was her duties but meeting with administration for higher pay, nurses in every building, and educating staff the need for nurses to educate them on student Health. A huge accomplishment was to convince administration nurses needed to be in every building. This was passed by administration to start out with a nurse in the building for five hours a day and within a year it went to seven hours per day. (Lexi Seeley, School Counselor) ( photos in slide show on this page.)