Jeannie Langenkamp recently received the Indiana School Nurse of the Year recognition from the Indiana Association of School Nurses. Langenkamp has been a school nurse for 27 years.
“It’s a passion of mine. I absolutely love my job. I love it so much,” she said. “I always tell people you have to find humor in each day, and that helps keep me motivated and stay positive in taking care of the kids. I feel like if you can help with a kind word or smile or listening ear, you can do so much for these kids.”
Langenkamp, the school nurse for Maple Glen Elementary, was nominated by Westfield Washington Schools Corp. Nurse Coordinator Teresa Layton. Layton nominated Langenkamp for creating diabetic kits at the school.
“I made diabetic kits for kids last year. We’ve been practicing all these lockdowns, and I worried about our diabetics,” she said. “If we happened to have a lockdown, they would be without supplies, so I came up with diabetic kits for teachers with supplies in case the diabetics get low (blood sugar).”
Langenkamp, a Carmel resident, is in her 14th year at Maple Glen. She previously worked as a school nurse in Ohio for 13 years. Prior to that, she worked 11 years as an orthopedic nurse and a medical surgeon nurse.
Langenkamp received her award during the IASN conference in October. In June, she will attend the national conference in Las Vegas to be recognized again. Langenkamp also was recognized at the WWS December school board meeting.