Claire Molner M.Ed, RN NCSN
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child committee chair
My name is Claire Molner, and I am the Proctor Junior-Senior High School Nurse. I've been a school nurse for about 30 years, serving both elementary and high schools in K-6, K-8, and 7-12 schools, in full time, part time, and itinerant nursing positions. I have loved my job here in Proctor for the past 17 years, and am proud that both of my children graduated from PHS and went on to do well in college and beyond.
As the Proctor Junior Senior High School Nurse I serve in many roles. First, as school nurse I provide first aid and minor illness care in school, manage care coordination for chronically ill students, and organize the PHS Health services, including health records, screening, immunization program compliance. I also provide health counseling to staff and students, create health policies for PHS, and integrate the care students receive at PHS with local physician and community health care.
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that "protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop to their full potential". (NASN 2017)
As a Vermont School nurse I hold both an licenses as a Registered Nurse, a K-12 school nurse, and as a K-12 Health Educator. I am also certified in First Aid, CPR and AED, and have been a Nationally Certified School Nurse since 1994. I serve on the board of directors for the Vermont State School Nurse's Association and the National Association of School Nurses.
As Health Educator, currently I teach middle and high school grade health classes. I have added a health class site to this web site which explains the curriculum for those classes.
The "Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child" is charged with coordinating a model of school health that understands that Physical and Health Education, Health, Nutrition and Counseling services, school climate for all, community involvement, and staff wellness are all part of a healthy school. We welcome student and community involvement. Really, please call if you can be a part of this committee.
Feel free to contact me with questions or concerns about any of these programs, or your concerns about your students' health. My work number is 802-459-3353 X 2108.