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Chicago Public School Nurses’ Collection

An inventory of papers at the Midwest Nursing History Research Center, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Overview of the Collection
Repository: MNHRC, CON, University of Illinois at Chicago
Creator: Dorothy Marks and Helen Ramirez-Odell
Title: Chicago Public School Nurses
Dates: 1949-2012
Quantity: 1. linear foot
Identification: CPS
Language: English.

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises of the personal collections of two nurses active for many years as school nurses in the Chicago Public Schools. The papers are mainly from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. They include school nurse procedures, literature on school nursing, notes on the early Teacher Nurse Program, and newsletters for school nurses in the CPS.

Box 1

Chicago Public School Nurses:

Helen Ramirez-Odell, Working Without Uniforms, School Nursing in Chicago 1951-2001. Published Working Women’s History Project, 2001

F. 1. MA thesis, University of Chicago, A School Nursing Program for a Selected Community Area in Chicago. Mary K. Lynch, 1949

F. 2. The School Health Program and Functions of the Teacher Nurse. Mimeographed sheets nd

Papers from Loyola’s Nursing in School Health Services program 1958-9

F. 3. Essential Considerations for Certification of School Nurses Employed by Boards of Education. American Nurses’ Association 1959

F. 4. Health Guide for Teachers nd—folder has 1970s written on it

F. 5. Area B, Chicago Public Schools, Handbook for Teacher Nurses. One part dated 1968

Area B, Chicago Public Schools, Handbook for Teacher Nurses. One part dated 1972-3

F. 6. 1971—copy of letter to the Chicago Board of Education with attached history notes about the Teacher Nurse Program in the Chicago Public Schools

F. 7. Guidelines for Teacher Nurse Programs in Special Summer Schools, 1966

F. 8. Role of the School Nurse. Eight pages outlining functions for school nurses in Chicago Public Schools 1982. 2 copies

F. 8. Student information user guide for School Nurses, Onna Ford-Kendrick 2003

F. 9. Administration Outreach Claiming Training Manuel Chicago Public Schools, nd

Health Services Management Program. Procedures for documenting health-related special education services. Clinician Training Packet 1997

Health Services Management Program Vol. 1. Student Direct Services Documentation Manual 1997-8

F. 10. Chicago Public Schools Medicaid Reimbursement Program, School Based Health Services Clinician handbook, marked “1996?”

F. 11. Sample IEPs for School Nurses Individualized Education Programs based on nursing diagnosis 1990

F. 12. Health awareness program conducted by school nurses: case finding for elementary school personnel. 1984

F. 13. School Nurse Handbook Board of Education City of Chicago 1984

F. 14. Materials related to an immunization reporting grievance 2008-2009

F. 15. Position papers Chicago Teachers’ Union Requiring School Nurses to Serve Too Many Schools, 1993, 2004, 2012.

F. 16. Chicago School Nurses contract 2007-2012

F. 17. School Nurse newsletter, November 1989 and March 1990, Nurse-O-Gram monthly newsletters for CPS school nurses 2002 – 2003

F. 18. Misc. correspondence and clippings re. the functions of CPS School Nurses 1976-2002

F. 19. School Nurse Handbook, Chicago Public Schools 2005

F. 20. Bumper Stickers: Certified School Nurses Specialize in Education and Health

Emergency Care Flip Chart, Chicago Public Schools 1984

Three pins—Every Child needs a School Nurse

Chicago Teachers Union School Nurses’ Committee flyer 2009

American Federation of Teachers:

F. 21. Guidelines for the Delineation of Roles and Responsibilities for the Safe Delivery of Specialized Health Care in the Educational Setting 1990

F. 22. The Medically Fragile Child in the School Setting 1992, 1997

F. 23. Pamphlets, misc.

F. 24. Guidelines for the School Nurse in the School Health Program, American School Health Association 1974

Standards for School Nurse Services, National Education Association 1970

Standards of School Nursing Practice, American Nurses Association 1983

F. 25. Literature on school nursing 2001-2005

F. 26. Care of students with diabetes 2010

F. 27. Misc. items related to medication in schools 1989 – 1997

Illinois State Board of Education:

F. 28. Illinois State Board of Education: A Parent’s Guide: the educational rights of handicapped children 1980, other misc.

F. 29. Illinois State Board of Education: Pupil Personnel Services. Recommended Practices and Procedures Manual School Nursing 1983

F. 30. Illinois State Board of Education: Management of Chronic Infectious Diseases in School Children 1989

Illinois Dept. of Public Health: The Control of Communicable Diseases Rules and Regulations 1994

F. 31. Illinois State Board of Education Management of Students with Health Impairments in the School Setting 1992

F. 32. Communicable Diseases Chart State of Illinois 1977

State of Illinois Dept. of Public Health Rules and Regulations for The Control of Communicable Diseases 1977

Illinois Association of School Nurses:

F. 33. Certified School Nursing in Illinois: the more things change the more they stay the same. Nancy Brent 2010

National Association of School Nurses Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice. Applications in the Field 2000

Brochure IASN 1994

IASN “Be prepared” file. 1990

F. 34. History of the Illinois Association of School Nurses; The Formative Years. Ruth Sanders, PhD Dissertation SIU Carbondale 1979

F. 35. History of the Illinois Association of School Nurses, 1958-2007. Margaret I. Winters 2007