School Nurse

West Essex School Nurses

Contact Information

Lisa Garamella, BS, RN, CSN
School Nurse, WE High School
65 West Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Phone: (973) 228-1200, ext. 1240
Fax: (973) 228-5726
Email: lgaramella@westex.org

Denise Logan, RN, M.Ed., CSN
School Nurse, WE Middle School
65 West Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Phone: (973) 228-1200, ext. 3340
Fax: (973) 228-8512
Email: dlogan@westex.org

The Role of 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.  Certified School Nurses of New Jersey are Registered Professional Nurses with advanced degrees and certification in the specialty of School Nursing. Certified School Nurses hold a standard teaching certificate to provide health curriculum instruction for grades K-12.


To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development.  Certified School Nurses promote health and safety, intervene with actual and potential health problems, and actively collaborate with administration, teachers, and support staff to build strong student/family relationships for student self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.


Goals of the School Health Services Program:

Our goal is to provide families with an access to health information. We hope you will find this site to be a helpful resource since healthy children are better learners.  You will find policies regarding medications and forms. We will also be providing some updated health information as often as we are able. The primary function of the Certified School Nurse (CSN) is to strengthen the educational process through the improvement and promotion of student health.  Some of the ways this is accomplished are through the following: 1. State Mandated Health Screenings including: vision and hearing, checking for scoliosis,

and height, weight, and blood pressure measurements. 2. Administration of medications (please see medication administration policy). 3. Determinations regarding school attendance due to illness or injury. 4. Illness and injury assessment interventions. 5. Health and Nutrition counseling.

Student Expectations:

Get a good night’s sleep!

Eat a healthy breakfast!

Come to school ready to learn!

Don’t come to school sick!