Experts on "School Nursing"

Rachel Van Niekerk

  • Director of Nursing


Her clinical background is varied, including Pediatric Medical/Surgical, Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Primary Care, Pediatric Home Health, and Nursing Education.

"CALIFORNIA SCHOOL NURSE SURVEY" was the title of her dissertation, completed in May 2011, which was an on-line mixed methods survey of California school nurses evaluating school nurse ratios in relation to school attendance, medications errors, and perceived value of the school nurse.  She has a Master of Science in Nursing specializing in pediatrics and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys the pediatric population and has experience caring for children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses. She began teaching at Biola in 2003.


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