Welcome to the College Wood Elementary Nurse Clinic!

My name is Shelby Ruff, and I am so excited to be your child’s school nurse. I graduated from Purdue University in 2013 with my Bachelors in Nursing. From there, I have worked in a step-down intensive care unit, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and outpatient in primary care as a nurse. I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences post-graduating, as they have helped shaped me into the nurse I am today. When I was at Purdue, I shadowed a school nurse and knew that in the end, that school nursing is what I wanted to do.

As for my personal life, I married my college sweetheart in April 2015. My husband is a Mechanical Engineer and just finished his Master’s degree. We have three fur babies, two dogs and a cat. We enjoy movie and date nights, being on the lake, walking outside, serving with our church, and spending time with family, friends, and our fur babies. 

I have had the opportunity to serve in the Carmel Clay Schools for almost a year, originally starting at Carmel High School. My primary role was to work with a student 1:1 while they attended classes. When my student wasn’t present, I worked in the Main Health Clinic as well as other schools in the district to gain more experience. When this position opened up after my student moved districts, I couldn’t have been more excited. I love the staff, environment, and most importantly the children I serve.

It is a privilege and honor to serve your children and care for their daily needs. I am responsible for caring for our injured and sick students and staff. I perform certain procedures and safely administer medications. I also am a big advocate for educating our students and staff, especially in hand hygiene and preventing the spread of communicable diseases.

My clinic hours are from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm daily. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or email me. If your request is of an urgent nature, please make sure to speak with one of our administrative assistants so they may bring the matter to my attention in a timely manner.


Shelby Ruff, RN, BSN

317-733-6430 ext 2059


Wash Your Hands

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.

When washing hands with soap and water:

1. Wet your hands with warm water.

2. Apply a generous amount of soap.

3. Rub your hands together for 20 seconds.

4. Rinse your hands.

5. Dry your hands with a paper towel.

6. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door.

If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast-acting.

When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer:

1. Apply product to the palm of one hand.

2. Rub hands together.

3. Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.  

Always wash your hands after using the bathroom, after changing diapers, after cleaning the toilet, after handling anything soiled with stool and before eating and preparing food.