Charmaine Adamson, RN
Charmaine Adamson has
been a registered nurse for 41 years. Her nursing career began as a
labor and delivery nurse for 17 years. She then transitioned to a school
nurse where she has worked for the Lubbock Independent School District
for the past 24 years. As a school nurse she worked at Martin Head Start
for 17 years and is currently the school nurse at McWhorter Elementary.
She has been a member of TSNO since she was first hired by Jane Tustin,
who advised her if she was going to learn about best practice and
professionalism, she must join TSNO. As a member of TSNO, she has
attended the TSNO state conference almost every year, attends the
regional meetings, and has been an elected officer by serving as a TSNO
treasurer twice. One of her most memorable TSNO events was attending the
national conference in Rhode Island and meeting school nurses from all
over the United States.
One of her greatest achievements as a school nurse was coordinating with
and assisting the other Head Start school nurses and ARA to develop a
new curriculum offering healthier meals to the students. This curriculum
included working with a puppet named Beary to teach students about
nutrition, exercise, hand washing, rest, and dental care. She still uses
Beary in the elementary school setting to aide her in her teaching. This
curriculum continues to be used for the students by the LISD Head Start
Charmaine’s primary goals as a school nurse are to educate students and
staff regarding making healthy lifestyle and wellness decisions as well
as teaching and providing for a safer environment at school. Another
goal she has is to promote school nursing as a professional and amazing
career. She loves to teach and share her love of school nursing with
Charmaine is very involved in her church and volunteers for the Family
Promise shelter for the homeless. Her family and grandchildren are the
joys of her life.
Congratulations Charmaine and thank you for being an example of a school
nurse who provides our community with your skilled nursing care,
knowledge, leadership and support for others!