Each Parkway School is served by a registered nurse who is available all day to provide skilled and comprehensive school nursing services. All of the Parkway School District nurses have earned a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Twenty-two nurses have also achieved the recognition of National Certification in School Nursing.
Robin Wallin DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, NCSN
Director of Health Services
Dr. Wallin has served as the director of health services for Parkway since 2015. She received a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Yale University and is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and a nationally certified school nurse. Dr. Wallin has 23 years of experience as a school nurse and district school health leader. She spent a year at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where she contributed to two publications with colleagues and was the primary author of the CDC Food Allergy Toolkit for Schools
Dr. Wallin has been leading the Missouri School Nurse Leader COVID-19 Collaborative, which provides support, education and resources for school nurse leaders throughout the state to prepare them to respond to COVID-19 in the school setting. She has a particular interest in the management of chronic health conditions in schools and bringing school-based healthcare services to students. She collaborated with Parkway colleagues to update the Pandemic Plan and Reentry Plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Wallin has presented to her peers at local, state and national venues about topics including oral health, chronic disease management, ethical decision-making, restorative practices, food allergies, school nurse evaluation, and supporting grandparenting families. In addition to these scholarly activities, she served on the Board of Directors for the National Certification Board for School Nurses (NBCSN) from 2015-2018. Recently, Dr. Wallin has been leading the Missouri School Nurse Leader COVID-19 Collaborative, which provides support, education and resources for school nurse leaders throughout the state to prepare them to respond to COVID-19 in the school setting. In 2020, Dr. Wallin was selected as the St. Louis Suburban School Nurses' Association School Nurse Administrator of the Year.