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Marana Middle School Nurse Receives Nationally Certified School Nurse Credential

 IMAGE: Keri Gardner, registered nurse at Marana Middle School. Keri Gardner, a registered nurse at Marana Middle School, recently received her Nationally Certified School Nurse credential through the National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN). Ms. Gardner is one of only five in the state to earn this credential this year. 

The Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN) credential reflects competence and professionalism. It is recognized as a nationally accredited credential that demonstrates a high level of education, clinical practice experience, and knowledge. NBCSN advances the quality of school health services and school nurse practice.  

"I love working with the staff in Health Services and the students at Marana Middle School,” says Keri Gardner. “This was a rigorous process but so rewarding; I am passionate about nursing and thrilled to serve the students in our community." 

“As a nationally certified school nurse, Ms. Gardner has met the highest national standards for school nursing care,” states Nicole Pargas, Marana Unified School District Health Services Director. “She is a mentor to her colleagues and is passionate about providing the highest quality of care to all of our students. We are extremely proud of her and value her specialized knowledge and expertise as a credentialed registered school nurse.”