Mrs. Suzie Loftis

Phone: 940-686-8720

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Mrs. Suzie Loftis

My name is Suzie Loftis and this is the nineteenth year that I have been the School Nurse for Pilot Point Intermediate School.  I have been married to my husband Rick for 34 years.  We have 3 grown children, Amie, Ricky and Bailee.  They all graduated from Pilot Point High School.  Amie is married and has 4 children, Avery, Landon, Grayson and Hudson. I love being their “Granna”, they make me smile and keep me young.  Ricky is a Fireman/Paramedic for the City of Farmer’s Branch and he married Caily Morgan Loftis this past January.  Bailee is attending college and plans to be the 4th generation nurse in our family.  My hobbies include gardening, home improvement and hunting with my husband.

I have been a Registered Nurse for 25 years.  I have experience in Medical/Surgical nursing, Oncology/ Hematology nursing and Home Health nursing.  My favorite job of all has been School Nursing.  I truly enjoy teaching students how to take care of their own health needs.  A healthy student has less difficulty engaging in the educational process than a student with unmet health needs.  My goal is to always address the physical, mental, emotional and social health needs of my students in order to support their achievement in the learning process.

I am a member of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).  It is the position of the NASN that the registered professional school nurse is the leader in the school community to oversee school health policies and programs.  The school nurse serves in a pivotal role to provide expertise and oversight for the provision of school health services and promotion of health education.  Using clinical knowledge and judgment, the school nurse provides health care to students and staff, performs health screenings and coordinates referrals to the medical home or private healthcare provider.  The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for health care and a healthy school environment (American Nurses Association & National Association of School Nurses {ANA & NASN}, 2011).