CMR welcomes full-time nurse to staff

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Anthony Matury

Nurse Jennifer Gunter works in her CMR office in September. Gunter came to CMR for the 2020-2021 school year.

Anthony Matury, Staff Writer

“How are you feeling?” It’s a question you might hear from CMR school nurse Jen Gunter. She might be new to CMR, but she brings with her a plethora of experiences. 

Gunter has worked as a paramedic since 2003, and she has been a registered nurse since 2013. Her workplaces have included Malmstrom Air Force Base, Benefis Health System, the Air National Guard, and Great Falls Public Schools, where she has been a nurse since 2017. 

Just like everyone else in the district, Gunter is adjusting to new school rules.

“Covid is challenging…[it can] mimic other illnesses like the flu and common cold,” Gunter said.

Gunter says that, overall, Cascade County and CMR staff and students have done well following school protocol and following the mandate set in July.

“It’s paramount to avoid school closure. Wear masks, social distance, and stay home if you’re sick,” she said.

Gunter said she plans on being a school nurse for at least 20 more years.