Degrees and Certifications:
Master’s Degree in Nursing, Walden University Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, University of Georgia Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, member Emergency Nurses Association, member BLS-CPR, 2006-present Advance Cardiac Life Support, 2008-2016 Trauma Nursing Core Course Instructor, 2010-2018 Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course Instructor, 2010-2018
Hello OCPS parents and Little Chiefs! My name is Nina Kennedy and I am excited to start this new year with you. I began working in the Oconee School System in 2020. My nursing background includes Emergency, Med-Surg, and Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner and nursing quality. I look forward to working with you to keep our little ones safe and healthy while here at school.
I have been married since 1999 and we have two daughters who attend Oconee County Schools.
Here are a few guidelines that I would like everyone to be aware of:
- Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast every morning. Our brains need “fuel” to run properly.
- If your child has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater, please keep them home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
- If a child becomes ill at school (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.), I will call you to arrange for pick-up. Please keep them at home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours without medication.
- If you have found and or treated for lice in your child's hair, please notify me. I want to discreetly, but aggressively, protect children and classrooms from repeated occurrences by doing rechecks or classroom checks where needed.
- Elementary students may not carry medication to school. Parents must drop it off in the school clinic with proper documentation for administration.
- Medication administration in school should be discouraged unless medically necessary for the student's health, safety, and optimal learning. Whenever possible, medications should be given at home, before or after school.
- If your child must have medication of any type during school hours, including over the counter or prescription medications, an "Administration of Medication" or “Self- Administration of Medication" form must be obtained, completed and returned to the clinic.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or health concerns.
My office number 706-769-7914 ext. 1005
Phone Numbers and Emergency Contacts:
In order to facilitate reaching parents of sick children, please remember to update emergency information in PowerSchool with any change in home, work, and cell phone numbers or email. Please also supply names and phone numbers of friends and or relatives who can be called if parents are not available.
Parents who are going out of town should send a note to school with information regarding who will be responsible for their children in the parent's absence.