Dawn Hewitt, BSN, RN, NCSN
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Hello, my name is Dawn Hewitt. I moved to Arizona fall 2017 from West Virginia with my husband and 2 of our daughters. I have 5 children and 7 grandchildren (so far). I love the variety of everything Arizona has to offer and enjoy exploring my new home state.
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University and have enjoyed a nursing career since 1993. My experience in school nursing began in 1995 and I discovered my nursing passion. I obtained my WV School Nurse Certification in 1996, earned my National School Nurse Certification in 2012, and completed the Johnson and Johnson School Health Leadership Fellowship in 2016. In addition, I have worked in a variety of nursing specialties in hospitals and clinics on weekends and during the summer months for much of my nursing career.
This is my 4th year at Carson Junior High School. I am excited to be a member of the fabulous Carson team and look forward to working with our students, families, and school community. My goals for the Carson Health Office are to ensure a safe, caring, and engaging environment, teach and model healthy life style choices, and share my excitement for learning.
Health Office Information:
The health office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Non-prescription medication will generally not be dispensed during the first or last hour of a school day. Over-the-counter medications will not be given for more than three consecutive days without a medical provider order. Please see the MPS medication policy.
Parents: Please update phone numbers in case of an emergency!
The following rules will help control disease in our community:
1. Your child should remain home if exhibiting the following signs of illness:
- Fever 100.4 or above and/or chills - All students with a fever need to remain at home until they are fever free without the aid of fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Ibuprofen etc) for 24 hours
- Shortness of Breath
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore Throat
- Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergy)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Other - rash, red eyes, cracked/swollen lips, red/swollen tongue, swelling of hands/feet, stomach pain
2. Nebulizer treatments should not be administered at school during COVID-19 restrictions as per the Maricopa County health department recommendations.
3. If your student takes a daily medication in the health office it is recommended that they switch to a long-acting med which can be taken once daily at home. This will reduce trips to the health office and minimizes possible exposure to sick children.
Any medication that is to be given more than 5 days will require a physician's order (Part B of the medication consent form). To ensure student safety, the parent/guardian should transport medications to and from school.
Where can I get the medication consent form?
¿Dónde puedo conseguir el formulario de consentimiento a dar medicamento?