Registered Nurse at FMS, Bennett Ranch Elementary

Phone: (719) 491-0027


Degrees and Certifications:

Nelda Dettwiler

My name is Nelda Dettwiler, and I am the new nurse for Falcon Middle School and Bennett Ranch Elementary School.  Students usually call me Nurse Nelda.  I have a BS in Nursing from USC Pueblo, and a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Fort Hays State University.  I have been a registered nurse for 25 years, eight of those years as a school nurse.  I have worked as a cardiology nurse on Memorial Hospital's cardiac care floor and CCU, and as clinical nurse manager in a cardiac testing facility. I was patient educator and special procedures nurse for St. Francis Medical Center during its start-up year.  In 2009, I entered the public education field, joining the Academy of Health Sciences team at Falcon High School, where I taught Health II, Health Careers, and co-taught the CNA classes.  School nursing was a calling for me, and I accepted a position in another district, where I worked for eight years prior to coming back to D49. I have two loveable young rescue dogs, Gracie, a small yellow lab mix, and Griffyn, a heeler/Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix.  They are an energetic and entertaining pair!  We enjoy long walks, traveling, swimming, camping, and vegetable gardening. I am excited to be a member of Firebird Nation as a Falcon Firebird and a Bennett Ranch Bull!