Nurse of Year: Joyce Cox

Joyce Cox, the lead nurse who coordinates 36 nurses at 89 sites, has won the 2013 School Nurse of the Year Award from the Long Beach School Nurses Association.

Cox has been a school nurse for 35 years, working at Lindbergh, Barton, Burbank, Poly PAAL, Home Hospital, New City, Tucker Transition, Community Day School and Nursing Services.  She is an active community volunteer, including at Long Beach Ronald McDonald House events.  Colleagues praised her sense of humor and her advocacy for school nurses during an era of great change.