June 26, 2018, York (NE) Times: Inside the role of a school nurse http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/inside-the-role-of-a-school-nurse/article_b231a476-78f8-11e8-9e58-4fd6f147fd5b.html According to the National Association of School Nurses, a school nurse bridges the gap between health care and education. … York Public Schools is lucky enough to have two experienced nurses on their staff, Patti Vincent and Donelle Ellison…. Of course, the role of school nurse does not end at the screenings. Vincent and Ellison do everything from administering medications and treating allergies to mental health hugs and ice packs. Vincent commented that on her busiest days, she can see up to 100 students in her office. ... On any given day, Vincent and Ellison have to be prepared for anything.