Hammock Coast Edition March/April 2022

www. Char l es tonWomenPodcas t . com | www. ReadCW. com | www. I ns tagram. com /Char l es tonWomen The pandemic has changed lives around the world and put those in the medical field in the spotlight. Ellen Nitz knows this firsthand due to her work with the Charleston County School District as Director of Nursing Services. Because of COVID-19, Nitz doesn’t just have the role of director; she is also the spokesperson for the media. This isn’t a typical task for a nurse director, but Nitz has seamlessly taken on this role and is happy to speak about her work with CCSD. Growing up, Nitz lived all over the country — her dad was in sales. “He was good at it, too,” she commented, explaining it was the reason for the frequent moves. Because of all those occasions starting over, she feels she “has never known a stranger.” She now calls Charleston home and has been with the CCSD since 2007. Nitz worked in various medical jobs before she landed her current position BY SAMANTHA KRAMER Meet the Superhero of CCSD Nursing Ellen Nitz