Newport School District

Mrs. McCollum
Mrs.  Ellen McCollum
Certified School Nurse
American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Instructor
 
Education
Ø  Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (Bloomsburg University)
Ø  School Nurse Certification (Millersville University)
Ø  Masters in Health Education (Penn State University)
 

Certifications

Ø  School Nurse Certification

Ø  American Heart Association First Aid and CPR Instructor

Ø  Previous:  CCRN  Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification

Ø  Previous :ACLS- Advance Cardiac Life Support Certification

Professional Experience

Ø  Critical Care Registered Nurse 8 years

Ø  Home Health Nurse 8 years

Ø  School Nurse 10 years

Professional Organizations

Ø  Tri County School Nurses Association

Background Information

Ø  I started working in  a cardiac step down unit immediately upon graduation at Sacren Heart Hospital in Norristown, PA in 1983. I then moved into the ICU/CCU units at Sacred Heart Hospital (1984).  Upon relocating I worked at Geisinger Medical Center in the Surgical/ Trauma ICU (1986).  When we located to this area I worked at a VNA doing home nursing care.  This position best suited my family needs at the time.  I missed ICU nursing so I also did about a year of flex pool nursing in the ICU at Hershey Medical Center overlapping with my time at the VNA.

Ø  After about 16 years in the nursing field, I chose to go  back to school to earn my School Nurse Certification at Millersville University.  I have been currently working as a Certified School Nurse for  ten years. 

Hobbies/Interests

Ø  Activities with my children, sports, etc.

Ø  Reading

Ø  Riding my 4- Wheeler with my husband

Ø  Hiking

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