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Welcome Back School Nurses!

Posted on 08/06/2013 at 12:00 AM by Courtney Croatt

Hope you all had a relaxing summer vacation! Over the summer Heartland AEA remodeled its website and packaged all communication under its own privage Google Domain. What this means is that the AEA Website and email addresses have all changed. Mail will be forwarded for awhile but please update all Heartland email addresses to <>. You will also note the changed website found at . Due to these changes, all websites connected with Heartland will be managed by the communication department. Nurse Web is no longer active.

Three of the pages from NurseWeb have been modified and connected to the new website under the following tabs: Instructional Services tab,  Special Education, Special Education Services, Nurse Consultation dropdown menu. I have pasted the name of the pages and have created a link to take you directly to the page. Also note that if you scroll on the new left side menu bar you may access the other pages from a single bookmark. All are indented under the main header Nurse Consultation. Pages include:

  • Health Forms- Common health forms you found on NurseWeb will be located here. 
  • Links of Interest- Quick links to the eleven websites listed on NurseWeb. MaryAnn's favorites page no longer exists.
  • Nurse Consultant Blog- My former blog in WordPress will still be linked for past guidance but all communication for this year will be found here in this new blog located in Heartland AEA's domain
  • Regulations & Guidance- This is a new page that combines legal citations (Chapter 6, Rules of Special Education...) with guidance documents such as the new Guidelines for Management of Chronic Conditions in Iowa Schools, Iowa Emergency Guidelines, and the Iowa School Safety Guide.

Special Education also has some changes. The print version of the IEP has not changed much but the web based input screens look different and operate differently. I have created a handout to help you navigate in the updated system. Click here (PDF) to download. Last year's handout regarding how to write an IEP is still relevant. You may also download it by clicking on this link WebIEP12 (Word Doc). To bookmark the new web address, click on the Iowa Idea link.

Please check this site weekly for updates and information. Looking forward to working with you in the upcoming year! 

MaryAnn Strawhacker MPH, RN

Special Education Nurse Consultant



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