Grow your career in school nursing with WVASN

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Amanda Ashley
454 Cherry Creek Circle
Shady Spring, WV 25918
almeadow@k12.wv.us

Special Recognition to Angie Foster, BSN, RN, CSN – WV 2019-2020 School Nurse of the Year

Angie earned her BSN degree from the WVU School of Nursing and she is an avid Mountaineer fan. She has been a School Nurse in Raleigh County for the past 13 years. She has worked in many schools throughout the county and is currently assigned to Park Middle and Stanaford Elementary Schools. Angie came to school nursing with a strong background in emergency, critical care and managerial nursing in both the hospital and clinic settings. Mrs. Foster has exemplified the day to day activities of a school nurse by managing students with multiple chronic and acute health conditions while working in the elementary, middle and high school settings. She has a genuine compassion for the health and well-being of her students. During her career as a school nurse she has written and been awarded grants, participated in the county and her schools Wellness committee, local LSIC committees, and is a CPR/First Aid and Stop the Bleed Instructor. Her colleague and fellow school nurse, Katy Green, RN says that “Angie’s personality is to assist staff, colleagues, families, and to utilize community resources to meet the needs of her students.” She is a member of the National Association of School Nurses and has been very active in the West Virginia Association of School Nurses having served as Past President. She has also served in other officer and committee positions within WVASN. She resides in Beckley with her husband, Keith and their two sons, Dylan and Bryce.

Whole Child Model

Historically, West Virginia has performed as well as or better than other states in assuring well-child care for children. The table below shows that younger children tend to receive well-child care more often than their older peers. Areas of improvement correlate with changes to the West Virginia Department of Education policy requiring proof of a well-child exam, for school entry.

In general, there has been improvement among all age groups. However, it should be noted that the infant rate fell to 87% in 2016. This change will require further study to both confirm the trend and understand the cause. Since the vast majority of Medicaid insured infants are enrolled in Managed Care, the office director has reached out to the Managed Care Organizations to initiate a full discussion.