McBride High School nurse Nancy Blake recently earned the School Nurse of the Year Award from the Long Beach School Nurse Association. She has been a registered nurse for 43 years and a school nurse for 20 years.
Blake is described as a kind, compassionate and caring nurse who helps to engage special education students so that they can thrive mentally, physically, academically and socially. She has served the medically fragile special education population for the past 20 years. She has also engaged students in leadership opportunities and mentored students in the Health and Medical Pathway at McBride.