Sheila Lindsey was recently nominated and selected by her peers as the 2014 Troup County School System Nurse of the Year.
Lindsey earned the honor by receiving a majority of peer votes. She will now begin plans to compete at the state level for the Georgia School Nurse of the Year title.
“I appreciate the recognition of my colleagues; this is a great honor I share with each of them,” said Lindsey. “I can truly say that this is not merely about the nomination or title. The true honor I have is the privilege of taking care of the kids in my schools and being a part of their lives. I want them to know just how special they are to me and that they have been put here for a special purpose.”
Lindsey began her career in nursing 15 years ago as a licensed practical nurse, or LPN. She continued her education and later became a registered nurse. She has served as a nurse in the Troup County School System for 10 years.
In the past, Lindsey has served students at Mountville and Callaway elementary schools. She now provides health services to students at Rosemont Elementary and Troup High schools. In one month, Lindsey can see an estimated 300 students who visit her office seeking care.
“Shelia has been a joy to work with this school year,” said Christy Mason, TCSS Health Services coordinator. “Her knowledge and experience make her a vital asset to the students and staff of Troup County Schools. Shelia is the definition of a team player and a true professional. While giving care and compassion, Shelia also gives quality healthcare to our students. Given this recognition by peer votes, Ms. Lindsey more than deserves this honor.”
Lindsey met criteria established by the Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice. Criteria include 10 areas: quality of care, performance appraisal and ethics, education, collegiality, collaboration, research, resource utilization, communication, program management and health education.
This program is an initiative of the Georgia Association of School Nurses.