• Nurse G 
    Name: Kathleen S. Gigantiello RN,BSN,CSN
    Allen School Nurse 
    Phone Ext: 6275
    Room #: Health Office

    As your school nurse I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about myself. My professional nursing experience spans over twenty five years and includes experience in pediatric, maternal-child health, community health, and emergency nursing. I most recently served as a staff nurse at Virtua Health in the CARES (Children, Adolescent Rapid Emergency Services) Unit. My position involved caring for children and adolescents with minor to major illnesses and injuries in the emergency department.


    In 1987, I graduated from Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing and began my career as a pediatric intensive care nurse in Manhasset, Long Island. In 1989, I relocated to Southern New Jersey and began working at Virtua Health in Voorhees as a maternal-child health nurse in labor and delivery. During this time period I became a certified childbirth educator and taught childbirth classes. I transitioned into community health nursing and worked in Family Health Services as a manager. I taught childbirth and parenting classes, attended community health fairs, and developed curriculum for baby-sitting programs and prenatal classes. In 2004, I began working in the emergency department.  In addition to my hospital experience I have worked for the past ten summers as a camp nurse at a sleep-away camp in Willsboro, New York caring for 130 boys ages 6-16 for seven weeks.


    I decided to advance my education and in 2007 graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UMDNJ/Rowan University where I earned summa cum laude honors. I completed my School Nurse Certification in 2008. I am certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Emergency Nursing Pediatrics, and Childbirth Education. I reside in Shamong with my husband Joe and four children, Katie, Joey, Alexandra, and Paige.


    As a school nurse, I believe my role is to ensure that the children are healthy and safe. Children who are in good health can learn more effectively. I believe that as a school nurse it is my responsibility to teach and model healthy lifestyles and choices so that the children will not only have the abilities to learn in school, but will also have the abilities to succeed in life.