Mrs. Sheehan joins East faculty as new nurse

October 13, 2019


Courtesy of Nicole Benson ('20)

Mrs. Sheehan embarks upon her career as a school nurse at East.

Mrs. Sheehan, Cherry Hill East’s newest school nurse, feels thrilled to be able to help students along their health journeys and enjoys her surroundings at East. Ann Maria Sheehan, originally from Pittsburgh, received her bachelor’s degree from Wheeling University and her nursing degree from The College of New Jersey. Sheehan has worked as a nurse for the past 25 years, and, in addition to school nursing, she has had many other jobs in the medical field. She was originally a labor and delivery nurse, worked for pharmaceutical companies, gathered research, and currently still works as a Maternal Child Health professor at Jefferson University. She also has three kids, two of whom are adults and one who is a sophomore in college.

Sheehan’s first spark of inspiration to explore a career in school nursing came from her mother-in-law, who simply told her, “it’s a good job for you!”. Before starting her career at East, she worked at Gloucester High School and Burlington Township High School.

“I enjoy being around high schoolers,” Sheehan explains. She decided to take the job at East because of its open high school position. Sheehan believes that if she was not a school nurse, she would be a professor in college, which she still does part-time. Sheehan claims the most rewarding part about being a nurse is “seeing people get better.” She feels very grateful to have earned this job position and to further her career as a school nurse at East. She loves East’s environment, her co-workers, other staff members, and all the students she interacts with every day. Mrs. Sheehan wants to help everyone feel healthier, so if you are ever feeling under the weather, feel free to stop at the nurse’s office-preferably, not during the lunch breaks.

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