Nurse of the Year

Kristi Dvorak, a school nurse within the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD), has been chosen by the Florida School Health Association (FSHA) as the 2013 School Nurse of the Year. The announcement was made at the FSHA Awards Luncheon held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando on May 9.

Dvorak has worked in the nursing field for over 10 years and has been with the SJCSD for six years. Over the last two years, her role as a school nurse has been unique as she travels to work at different schools on a daily basis. She has been responsible for implementing plans of care throughout the SJCSD that have ensured safety in the school setting for students with chronic medical conditions and is seen as a leader in responsible organization and skill mastery by her colleagues.

“Kristi has been a part of the Health Services Department since its beginning and her leadership skills have been invaluable to the program’s success,” said Melissa Petty, BSN, RN, Health Services coordinator. “She places organizational interest ahead of personal convenience and works tirelessly to enrich the lives of students both academically and socially. Kristi exemplifies professionalism and commitment to the nursing profession.”

Dvorak will be recognized for her accomplishment at the School Board’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 11. For more information on FSHA, visit