Degrees and Certifications:
Associate in Applied Science--Nursing (Phoenix College) Bachelor of Science--Nursing (Arizona State University) Nationally Certified School Nurse
Welcome to my page! I'm Nurse Patty and I've had the honor of being the school nurse at Desert Sky Middle School for quite some time. Originally, I was here from 2006-2012 when my youngest child graduated from Deer Valley High School. I did other things for a few years but decided in 2016 that I just missed my Sky family too much and so here I am again! I've got quite an extensive background (med/surg hospital nursing, ICU, Maricopa County Jail System, skilled facilities, etc). And while I've learned something everywhere I've been, I know without a doubt that school nursing is where I will be until I retire (which is quite a few years from now!) I grew up in North Dakota but have been in Arizona since 1982, so I'm kind of a "native" now. I have two grown children (Rick and Brittany--the years go by quickly!) and a dog (Sammy) and cat (Johnny) at home. I love to spend my free time doing crafts and creating things just for the fun of it. I still have my saxophone from high school (yes, it's pretty old!) and break it out at home now and then to keep my skills up. I hope you enjoy your time here at Desert Sky and that you will learn like I have that Once a Thunderbolt Always a Thunderbolt!!
Stay healthy and wash your hands!!
Patty Bowlus, BSN, RN, NCSN