Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Sue Ropski RN, MS, MPA, NCSN
It was my lucky day to join Meridian Elementary School in 2013 to be the school nurse and team with the Meridian Schools Clinic, the only permanent school-based health center in the state of Idaho. As a registered nurse I have over 36 years of experience in many clinical areas including medical, surgical, intensive care, emergency medicine, mental health and school health.
I completed my Undergraduate Degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Following graduation, I worked full time as a Registered Nurse and attended graduate school not once, but twice! I completed my Master’s Degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University and my Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with an emphasis in Health Care Administration, from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, I hold a national certification in school nursing. I love learning new things and being challenged to apply the science of health care to the school setting.
Since 2001, I have been a proud member of a district wide team of registered school nurses joining hand in hand with our school teams to apply evidence-based science to promote health and wellness to children and families. From children with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, anaphylaxis, obesity and mental health concerns, to acute injures or returning to learn after illness or accidents, I serve as the pivotal role that bridges health care and education. As the sole provider of healthcare in the school setting my goal is to keep all children healthy, safe and ready to learn. Through the science of nursing I strive to improve the well-being, safety, academic success and health of all students. Because as you know, at Meridian Elementary School, ALL MEANS ALL!
I have been married for thirty-three years to my husband Ken, a mechanical engineer. We have three amazing children. Our oldest daughter is a high school teacher, our son works in hunting and fishing sales, and our youngest daughter is a physician in training. All three are graduates of the West Ada School District. I spend my free time with my family, friends and a pack of energetic dogs running, hiking, fishing, camping and enjoying outdoor adventures. I also love to read, listen to podcasts, and attend all the Broadway musicals at the Morrison Center.
I believe the quote “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life” sums up my feeling about being the registered nurse at Meridian Elementary School. Please reach out if I can be of any service to your child or your family.