Cathy Raible wins national school nurse award
The Mesa Public Schools demonstration nurse was named this year's National Outstanding School Nurse for Special Needs Students.
Cathy Raible is the country's Outstanding School Nurse for Special Needs Students. Raible is the Mesa Public Schools demonstration nurse. She trains school employees to perform health-care procedures that benefit students.
The National Association of School Nurses presented the award to her at the organization's convention this summer.
"Cathy is an exceptional nurse with a love for all students," said Nadine Miller, MPS health services director.
"In addition to her many contributions to our school district, Cathy helped develop Delegation Guidelines for unlicensed assistive personnel for presentation to the Arizona Board of Nurses and the Arizona Department of Education.
"Cathy has written articles for the NASN journal on special needs training for paraprofessionals, such as instructional assistants and health assistants.
"By sharing her expertise in the national publication, Cathy has made a significant impact on countless students and staff," Miller added.
"Congratulations on having one of our nation's finest school nurses keeping children healthy, in school and ready to learn," said Tia Campbell, NASN vice president and awards chair.
"MPS is the best," Raible said. "Our nurses are an amazing group of professionals who strive to improve the health and academic success of all students. I'm honored to receive this award, and I'm proud to work in such a dynamic school district."