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Health Services Nurses

UA School Health Services


The goal of School Health Services is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process through identification, intervention, and correction of health-related barriers of learning in students. The Health Room is staffed by Registered Nurses to assist with all student health needs. Union Academy will notify parents if a child becomes ill or has a significant injury at school.

Guided by National Standards

  • Keep students healthy, safe, and ready to learn
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    Case management
  • Chronic disease management
  • Support students, family, and the school community
  • Research
  • Disease prevention
  • Environmental health
  • Health promotion
  • Screenings, referral, and follow up
  • Disease surveillance
  • Health education

Health and Wellness

It is our goal to initiate and implement Health and Wellness throughout the Union Academy community. Each year we will offer several events to promote this, including a Dental Clinic, Flu Shot Clinic, Mobile Mammogram Bus, Staff Wellness Week and several other programs within the school day.


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Mrs. Paige Harriott

Paige Harriott graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Her nursing experience has included ICU/CCU, Open Heart Surgery, Neuro surgery, Med/Surg, and Nurse Management. Paige joined the staff of Union Academy as a school nurse in 2017. Paige and her husband, Bryan, have two children, Tyler and Travis, who both attended Union Academy.

 

Phone: 704-238-8883
Email: pharriott@unionacademy.org

Degrees and Certifications:

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
School Nurse Association of North Carolina

Specialized Training:
CPR Certified
Certified Vision Screener
Certified Contact Tracer
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) provider


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Mrs. Maria Owens

Maria Owens earned her BSN from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1998. She has hospital nursing experience in NC and VA and has worked in medical/surgical, ICU, PACU and spent over a decade in the Neonatal ICU. In 2017, Maria began her school nursing career at Union Academy's lower campus. In 2020, she obtained her National Certification in School Nursing. Maria has been married to her husband, Brad since 2002 and have three children, Eve, Elise, and Mason who all attend Union Academy.

 

Phone: 704-238-8883
Email: mowens@unionacademy.org

Degrees and Certifications:

Specialized Training:
CPR Certified
Certified Vision Screener
Certified Contact Tracer
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) provider