EducationalAffiliationsUniversity of EvansvilleBSNGeorge Mason UniversityMSNNational Association ofSchool NursesVirginia Association of School Nurses
Rene’ Pettit is the school nurse at Douglass. She started her nursing career in 1990. Over the years she has enjoyed working in a variety of nursing specialties including neonatal intensive care, well baby nursery, pediatric private duty, and primary care. In 2007 Mrs. Pettit began working as a clinic substitute in Loudoun County Public Schools. In 2013 she embarked on a new nursing challenge as the Douglass School Nurse.Mrs. Pettit received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from The University of Evansville and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from George Mason University. Mrs. Pettit is a Nationally Board Certified School Nurse, a member of the National Association of School Nurses and the Virginia Association of School Nurses (VASN). As a member of VASN, Mrs. Pettit holds the positions of Professional Issues Chair and Region 4 Co-Director. Mrs. Pettit also volunteers with the Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps.Click here to visit the Clinic Web Page or find it under the “Our School” tab.
Nurse AvailabilitySchedule Monday 8:30 - 3:30 Tuesday 8:30 - 3:30 Wednesday 8:30 - 3:30Thursday8:30 - 3:30 Friday 8:30 - 3:30 What is a school nurse?Definition of School Nursing: School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials. Approved by the NASN Board of Directors June 2016. CertificationsNationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN)BLS CPR/AED certifiedAED team leader Address:
407 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
571-252-2060Phone number to call during distance learning: 571-440-2530 ext. 60673