Degrees and Certifications:
BSN 2011 Idaho State University RN 2011 State of Idaho Board of Nursing BS 1984 Economics/Accounting Gonzaga University NCSN 2017 National Board Certified Nurse
Maureen Parry Elia BSN RN NCSN
Welcome to the Silver Sage Health Office page! My name is Maureen Parry Elia and I have the privilege of being the School Nurse at Silver Sage Elementary. I am also the School Nurse for Desert Sage Elementary. Together with Savanna Dabel, Health Technician, and the rest of the 40+ Registered Nurses and Health Technicians in West Ada School District, our goal is to support the health and well being of students to promote successful learning daily.
I am a Registered Nurse (RN), licensed in our great state of Idaho in 2011 with my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Idaho State University. I am also a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN) as of 2017. Prior to coming to the West Ada School District in 2014, I worked at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center as a "float nurse", which allowed me to be trained and provide RN service and care to nearly all of the departments in the St. Luke's Boise and Meridian hospitals. Working on the Pediatric units were my favorite assignments, and I am thrilled that as a School Nurse I can now be on the front end of health care for children. My goal is to not only treat the students' urgent issues and manage chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes, but to teach them how to advocate for their own health and make good decisions that will help them live long, healthy lives and be successful in all of their learning endeavors.
I graduated from Gonzaga University in 1984 with a BS (Bachelor of Science) in Economics/Accounting, and worked for many years as a Certified Public Accountant. I also worked for many yars as a Landscape Designer--I am just a life long learner and I hope to instill that curiosity in the students I serve.
I grew up in Spokane, Washington, but have lived in Boise since 1994. I have three wonderful sons, aged 22, 21, and 16. I have a border collie who likes to run with me daily. My other hobbies include biking, gardening, sewing, and reading.