Nurse Nellie

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By Amy Wallot
amy.wallot@education.ky.gov

Known around town as Nurse Nellie, Nellie Hewitt is the school nurse for Bedford Elementary School and Milton Elementary School in Trimble County.  She has dealt with it all in her twelve years there, from fevers and head lice to choking emergencies. The love she has for her job is reflected in the children she helps. Students stop by just to say, “Hi.”

“They melt my heart every morning,” Hewitt said.

School nurse Nellie Hewitt cleans and puts a bandage on a blister for Dalton Hayes on at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
School nurse Nellie Hewitt cleans and puts a bandage on a blister for Dalton Hayes at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
Students decorated tongue depressors for nurse Nellie Hewitt at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
Students decorated tongue depressors for nurse Nellie Hewitt at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
School nurse Nellie Hewitt looks up a phone number to call a parent of and ill student at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
School nurse Nellie Hewitt looks up a phone number to call a parent of an ill student at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
School nurse Nellie Hewitt takes Aleah Cull's temperature at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
School nurse Nellie Hewitt takes Aleah Cull's temperature at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
Kindergarten student Jack Heckler stops by the nurse's office for help with a bloody nose at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
Kindergarten student Jack Heckler stops by the nurse's office for help with a bloody nose at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
Fifth-grade student Dakota Ellegood visits with school nurse Nellie Hewitt at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
Fifth-grade student Dakota Ellegood visits with school nurse Nellie Hewitt at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
A popular item in school nurse Nellie Hewitt's office is the small, plastic treasure chest for students who have lost a tooth at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
A popular item in school nurse Nellie Hewitt's office is the small, plastic treasure chest for students who have lost a tooth at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
Kindergarten student Kaylee Smith stops by to see school nurse Nellie Hewitt at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012
Kindergarten student Kaylee Smith stops by to see school nurse Nellie Hewitt at Bedford Elementary School (Trimble County). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 10, 2012

 

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