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Field Trips: Guidance for School Nurses


This document was developed through the cooperation of numerous professionals committed to improving the quality of school health services in Connecticut.  The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) extends its thanks to Dr. Cheryl Resha for the review and development of the 2014 CSDE Field Trips: Guidance for School Nurses in collaboration with Stephanie Knutson, CSDE’s School Health Administrator and Education Consultant for School Nurses.

The CSDE would also like to extend appreciation to the following professionals for their review of the Guidelines:

  • Marie Bordonaro, School Nursing Supervisor, Southington Public Schools 
  • Susan Cesareo, Nursing Supervisor, New Canaan Public Schools 
  • Andrea Dillon, Assistant Director of Health Services, Capital Region Education Council 
  • Patricia Krin, School Health Consultant 
  • Suzanne Levasseur, School Nurse Supervisor, Westport Public Schools 
  • Carole Passarelli, School Health Consultant, Middletown Public Schools

For more information on the CSDE Field Trips: Guidance for School Nurses, please contact: 

Stephanie G. Knutson, MSN, RN

School Health Administrator & Education Consultant for School Nurses
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 504
Hartford, CT 06103