William Floyd High School east nurse Claire McCarthy, RN, has been selected for the “Excellence in School Nursing Award” by the Suffolk County Association of School Nurses (SCASN) for excellence in practice and contributions to her district and to the nursing profession. In addition to receiving this award, a $500 scholarship will be given in Nurse McCarthy’s name to a William Floyd High School graduating senior who will further his or her education in nursing. This is the second time in the past three years that a William Floyd nurse has been selected for this honor, Teresa Ergul, RN, Moriches Elementary School nurse, received the award in 2016. Nurse McCarthy will receive recognition from the New York State Association of School Nurses (NYSASN) at its annual conference in Stony Brook this November.
Nurse McCarthy has been a nurse for 43 years, serving the past 12 in the William Floyd School District. She is currently the past-president of SCASN, and is an integral part of the conference planning committee for the NYSASN annual fall conference. At William Floyd High School, she sits on various building-level committees, attends professional development on a regular basis and most importantly, is known for the high-standard of care she provides for the approximately 1,400 students that she serves.