The School Nurse
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being,
academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate
positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning. (NASN, 1999)
About the Certified School Nurses....
Hello, my name is Pam Ross. I am a certified school nurse for Greensburg Salem. I have been with the district since 2000. I received my BSN and school nurse certification from Carlow University and have been an RN for over 30 years. I have worked at the high school for the last 6years, and throughout the district prior to that. Coming to the elementary school has been a wonderful change, I look forward to getting to know your child and family. I hope to help them become the healthiest student they can be.
Hello! My name is Amanda Szczerba. I am one of the Certified School Nurses for Greensburg Salem School District. I received my associate’s degree in nursing from Community College of Allegheny County-South Campus and my bachelor’s degree in nursing from California University of Pennsylvania. For my school nurse certification, I attended Slippery Rock University. I have previously worked at MedExpress Urgent Care as a Registered Nurse and in another school district.
Hello! My name is Amy Elyes. I am one of the Certified School Nurses for Greensburg Salem School District. I received my associates degree from CCAC- South campus, and my bachelor's degree from Ohio University. I received my school nurse certificate from Slippery Rock University. I have been a nurse for 16 years, and spent that time working at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on the pediatric surgery floor. I came to the high school in October, and it has been a welcome change from the craziness of the hospital environment. I enjoy interacting with the kids, and getting to know them.