FARMINGTON — Lorill Solomon, a Davis School District nurse, has been named the Utah School Nurse of the Year by the Utah School Nurse Association.

Solomon was honored for her work in client care, program management, health education, professional development, and community, political and legislative involvement and research.

Solomon began her career in nursing and education in 1978 when she graduated from BYU with an associate degree in nursing. She received a bachelor’s in elementary education from BYU in 1981 and completed her master’s degree in education at the University of Tennessee in 1991.

In 2009, Solomon joined the team of school nurses in the Davis district. As a school nurse, Solomon provides care to her students and often collaborates with doctors, clinics, pharmacists, state programs and local groups to provide information relevant to the individual student’s need. She makes home visits to assess situations, finds financial resources and follows through with doctor’s orders, thus ensuring her students achieve optimal health and wellness success.

Working as a manager and leader for school nurses, Solomon serves on several committees that direct the district’s school-nursing program.