Nurse - Carmichael, Miriam

Welcome to the Nurse's Office!

MiriamMy name is Miriam Carmichael.  I was born and raised in Indiana, but have traveled quite a bit, including Mexico, Europe, and South America, and have lived in several different states.  After getting my degree in Biology from Indiana University in 1980 I taught English and lived in Peru, South America for 2 years.  When I returned to the U.S., I studied Nursing at the University of Alabama.   I have been a Registered Nurse since 1986.  For most of the past 30 years I have worked in hospitals all over the United States in various ICU settings and have been a full time School Nurse in El Paso since 2004.  

I love being a School Nurse!  My main objective is to help your children stay as healthy as possible so that they can learn, grow,  and meet their highest potential.   As the School Nurse I have many responsibilities.  I take care of sick and injured students, staff, and visitors. I also administer medications and perform medical procedures as ordered by the doctor, provide first aid and emergency care.  I administer the state mandated vision, hearing, and pre-diabetes screenings, and maintain health and immunization records. As a mother/nurse I comfort children who are hurt or scared, and even sew their pants when they get ripped.  I consider Health education and promotion a very important part of my job.  I will always try to give your children the care and attention that I would wish for my own children.