Wood, one of four school nurses in the state to be nominated for the 2018 Colorado School Nurse of the Year award, was presented with a special award created just for her: the 2018 Outstanding School Nurse for Students in a Specialty Area. Wood was recognized by the Colorado Association of School Nurses for going above and beyond her assigned duties as a preschool nurse.
Wood decided to pursue school nursing following 34 years in neonatal intensive care.
“I wanted to help families who were experiencing a whole new world once their child left the neonatal intensive care unit and were now entering the school system,” says Wood. “I love working with all children and making a difference in my community.”
Congratulations, Linda, on this well-deserved accomplishment!