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Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ

    

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SchoolNurseNet All Member Forum & SCHLRN-L community monitor.

I have over 30 years with hospital experience spanning from Med-Surg to Critical Care to Case Management. I have worked in case management/utilization since 2000 and currently, still works in a per diem capacity. I, initially, became certified in NJ as school nurse in 2005 and received a NJ Child Care Health Consultant certification in 2006. I joined the NJCU School Nursing listserv in 2006 and had found a passion in communication, providing school nurses within her state with valuable information and resources. In 2012, I was appointed NASN’s SCHLRN-L Listserv Monitor and currently maintains the position in the new SchoolNurseNet platform and just recently in 2016, All-Members Monitor. I am a proud 2009 J&J School Health Leadership Fellow, who was selected as a Team Leader during the transitional program pilot in 2011. Then, she served as a JJSHLP Mentor during 2012 and always promotes the program. Currently holding the position of Marketing/Outreach Coordinator for the program in a part-time capacity.

In 2010, I had been selected by Johnson & Johnson’s “Campaign for Nursing’s Future-Discover Nursing” School Nursing Promotional Campaign in their school nursing brochure, Nurse’s Notes enewsletter, “A Day in the Life” video and a few podcasts with prominent school nursing leaders.

I am a member of organizations including NASN, NJSSNA, Monmouth County School Nurses Association, American Academy of Pediatrics-NJ Chapter. I also serves on a number of committees including NIH NNLM-NN MAR Special Advisory Group, NASN Special Needs (SIG)and Early Childhood (SIG), School Nurse Practice Module Advisory Committee; AAPNJ Human Trafficking Work Group; NJDOE Preschool Nurses Committee and other state & local community committees. I am on NJSSNA's Executive Board as County Liaison since June 2016. A recent nursing position that I hold under the Campaign for Action's, NJ Action Coalition's Nurse Coach Initiative, is that of a School Nurse Coach in NJ. There are always school health-related ventures that I am pursuing or brought to my attention.  

Recently, I revamped the Monmouth County School Nurses Association website and maintain it (http://monmouthcountysna.weebly.com/), In May 2016, I was recognized at NJSSNA's Annual Dinner as the "School Nurse, Who Makes a Difference" for Monmouth County along with a nurse from each of the other 20 counties. Also, in October 2016, New Jersey Academy of Pediatrics awarded me at their 25th Annual School Health Conference with their first award to a school nurse, "2016 School Health Advocate" award for dedication to "Linking School Nurses to Medical Homes".

I am pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing degree (Currently taking a break, but plan to get back to it soon).

In addition, I love online communicating, networking, spectator of sports and taking pictures. I'm listed as a NASN Twitter Mentor and am enjoying tweeting.

Family always comes first for me, but I find time to share myself with you.

Chapter

  • New Jersey State School Nurses Association