Wells High School nurse becomes “School Nurse of the Year”

Post date: Aug 10, 2016 10:41:39 AM

Wells High School’s school nurse, Patricia Endsley, was selected School Nurse of the Year for 2016-17 on July 27th by the Maine Association of School Nurses at the Maine Department of Education’s 2016 School Nurse Summer Institute at Bates College.

According to the Maine Association of School Nurses (MASN), Pat Endsley, RN MSN, NCSN, is a 14-year veteran of school nursing who has spent the past 11 years working in the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District (WOCSD) at Wells High School.

Former Principal of Wells High School, now WOCSD Superintendent James Daly commented in a recent newsletter to WOCSD staff that Endsley, “…is extremely deserving of this honor.”

“I love the contact with kids every day,” commented Endsley about this honor and her work. “School nurses are seeing more medically complex children these days, and I love the challenge.”

According to MASN, Endsley has served over six years on the Maine Association of School Nurses Board of Directors. She was also the Maine Director for the National Association of School Nurses from 2010 to 2014.

Endsley, who resides in Lebanon, Maine, served from 2010 to 2013 on the MSAD 60 School Board. She continues to participate in local civic and church activities.

“In 2015, I celebrated 30 years as an RN starting in obstetrics and the nursery; school nursing has taken that to the next level,” commented Endsley who is currently enrolled in a doctoral program for nursing education with the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Upon graduation from this program Endsley plans to work on developing nursing curriculum.

Honoring Endsley with the Nurse of the Year for 2016-2017 award is School Nurse of the Year Coordinator Deborah Braxton of the Maine Association of School Nurses