EDINBORO, PA (May 18, 2016) – Edinboro Elementary School nurse Carrie Piccinini was named a recipient of the 2016 Advancing Excellence in School Nursing Awards.
This award is presented by the Highmark Foundation, which honors individuals who exhibit leadership in their daily work and strive to advance innovative wellness priorities and policies to create a culture of health and wellness within our schools. Seven nurses from across the state have received the Advancing Excellence in School Nursing Awards in five different categories. Piccinini earned this honor in the category of School Nursing Practice and Leadership.
“We are very fortunate to have such a high quality and experienced nurse in our building a daily basis,” said Edinboro Elementary principal Randy White. “Carrie has brought a wealth of knowledge from the nursing field and has coupled it with her care and understanding of children to make the nurse’s office at Edinboro Elementary a place where kids’ needs are always met in a caring and effective way.”
The Highmark Foundation Excellence in School Nursing Award will be presented to Piccinini later this month during a special presentation. She will receive the award and a check in the amount of $1,500 to be used for professional development or donated back to the school for health supplies.
Piccinini has worked four years at the General McLane School District and has been a certified school nurse for 15 years in the Northwest Region. At Edinboro Elementary School, Piccinini provides staff training on an array of injuries and health conditions. She also goes into classrooms to teach students about good health and hygiene practices, as well as respecting one another’s personal space.
Prior to coming to General McLane School District, Piccinini worked in a variety of home health nursing and hospital and critical care nursing environments in Kansas and Pennsylvania.
General McLane School District serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Franklin, McKean and Washington Townships, as well as the borough of McKean and Edinboro. The District also serves tuition students throughout Erie County.