Faculty Spotlight: an interview with Nurse Lois Burch


In honor of Nurse’s week, from May 6 – May 12, I decided to interview our school nurse, Lois Burch.

Q: How long have you worked here?
A: 12 years.

Q: Why did you want to be a nurse?
A: I enjoy helping people and taking care of people. Science interests me, like anatomy and physiology and biology.

Q: Where did you go to nursing school?
A: I got my Associate’s Degree from Meramec Community College and my Bachelor’s from Webster University.

Q: Did you always want to be a school nurse?
A: No, I worked in a hospital for nine years. After I had kids, I needed to be home when they were home. I found school nursing and fell in love with it the first day.

Q: What is your favorite part of this job?
A: Spending time with you kids and watching you grow up. It is amazing to watch the changes from freshman to senior year.

Q: Have you had a job in a hospital? Did you like it? Why or why not?
A: I worked for nine years in a hospital. Yes, I liked it. I worked with the elderly and enjoyed working with that population as well.

Q: What would your perfect nursing job be?
A: I think I already have it. It’s here. I am very lucky.

Q: What do you find most difficult?
A: Dealing with kids when they have emotional issues.

Q: What do you find most rewarding?
A: Watching you guys grow up.