National School Nurse Week celebrates the hard work our school nursing staff do each and every day. Our nurses look after the well-being of each child and ensures they are ready to learn. More than just providing band aids, our school nurses provide physical and emotional support to a school full of Kansas City’s children. Thank you to all of the wonderful KCPS School Nurses!
Name: Paula Amaonye, LPN
Bio: Nurse Amaonye graduated from the St. Luke’s LPN program in October 1980. She first joined Team KCPS as a school nurse in February 2013 working at African-Centered College Preparatory Academy where she currently still serves as school nurse. There, she serves AC Prep’s Preschool through eighth grade community as the health professional for both students, teachers and staff.
“I love working with the children at AC Prep and the wonderful staff,” Nurse Amaonye said. “We are family here. My entire nursing career has been working with children. From labor and delivery, newborn nursery, neonatal intensive care, residential for trouble youths, pediatrics in home care, nurse case management, to now serving as a school nurse. It has been a very full and rewarding Career. I love being who I am, Nurse Amaonye.”
Thank you, Paula!