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Dee Dee Chewning School Nurse Administrator Award

The Dee Dee Chewning School Nurse Administrator Award is presented by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and the S.C. Department of Education to publicly recognize a registered nurse functioning in a school nurse administrator/supervisor role who excels at administering and coordinating quality school nursing and school health programs.

This Award has been named in honor of Ruth D. Chewning, RN, SNP, NCSN.  Through her work as a school nurse, executive director for Healthy Learners, and other leadership roles, Mrs. Chewning, affectionately known as “Dee Dee,” has excelled at demonstrating the traits of an effective leader and inspiring others to lead with respect and compassion.

The School Nurse Conference Planning Committee works with the State School Nurse Consultant to select an RN to be honored for the Dee Dee Chewning School Nurse Administrator Award.  Eligibility criteria, as well as the nomination and selection processes, are outlined in the instuctions provided below.

If you have questions or comments about the information found on this page, please contact the S.C. DHEC Division of Children’s Health. Phone: (803) 898-0767