Phone: 910-298-3171


Degrees and Certifications:

Associate Degree of Nursing from James Sprunt Community College Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University Nationally Board Certified School Nurse

Mrs. Marla D. Whaley, RN, NCSN

Hello, I'm Marla Whaley, your school nurse!  I have lived in Duplin County all of my life.  I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for over twenty years, and have worked in several different healthcare settings.  I graduated from Wallace-Rose Hill High School, then earned my Associate's Degree in Nursing from James Sprunt Community College, and later earned my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from East Carolina University.  I am certified as a School Nurse from the National Board of School Nurses (NCSN).  

I am an advocate for your child’s health, safety, and well-being in the academic setting. I am most interested in working with you in the best interests of your child.  A sound health program which protects the welfare of your child requires your participation and cooperation. Please contact me for questions, assistance, and resources. 


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Ways I am here for you:
  • Up to Date COVID 19 information and resources listed
  • On line office hours 9-11 and 1-2 daily to assist with concerns
  • Contact me at:
Hoping you all remain healthy and safe during this tumultuous time! 
Last Modified on September 10, 2021