Memorial Middle School's Nurse is the Best!

The Association of School Nurses of Connecticut names Joanne Nytch School Nurse of the Year!


Memorial Middle School's nurse, Joanne Nytch, is Connecticut's School Nurse of the Year!

Although this is likely to come as no big surprise to the school’s staff and students, not to mention their grateful parents who are always quick to say how much they appreciate what good care Nytch takes of their children, Connecticut’s Association of School Nurses made it official on May 9, which is celebrated in Connecticut as School Nurse’s Day.

“The purpose of this award is to publicly recognize one exceptional school nurse each year, who functions as an expert school nurse,” states the Association of School Nurses. “This candidate would be a role model for school nurses, demonstrating outstanding professionalism, initiative, and leadership skills.”

The association receives nominees for this annual award from schools all over the state. To be eligible, the candidates must be licensed RNs who have worked full-time in a school setting for at least five years.

Nytch is the second school nurse from Middlefield to win the honor, Regional School District 13 School Superintendent Susan Viccaro noted when she made the announcement at last night’s Board of Education meeting.

Nytch was honored by the Connecticut Association of School Nurses yesterday but Board of Education members said they intend to do something special to recognize Nytch in Middlefield too. Stay tuned for more information about that.

sandi kalinowski May 10, 2012 at 06:55 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, from California. We started as nurses in District 13 together decades ago. You are a one in a million nurse, and most special person. Your caring and TLC has improved the lives of hundreds of students during your decades of service. I'm thrilled that ASNC recognized you. Blessings. sandi kalinowski, Pacific Grove, California
Noelia Bez Rodrguez May 11, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Muchas Felicidades a Joanne! Su compassion y dedication are two of her most wonderful qualities. I have the honor of having her in my life as mother in law. Always there for answering health question and more. Gracias!
Friendly neighbor May 17, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Certainly deserved!!! Joanne Nitch is a class act, and a super nurse! She is wonderful with the children, and so friendly. Congrats!!!!
Jaye LaMarche May 18, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Joanne and I have been friends for over 35 years. Our kids grew up together. I have always been amazed at how much time and effort she has always put into her job as a school nurse. She LOVES those kids!! Congrats from FL, Joanne!! Love ya, Jaye LaMarche :-)
Marion Milaniak May 20, 2012 at 02:39 PM
This award could not have been given to a more caring & deserving person! I have had the pleasure and honor of sharing a personal friendship with Joanne for almost 40 years. I have been present when previous students greeted her like "FAMILY". They still recall their school nurse's dedication. Congratulations! Marion Milaniak


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