Nurses - Ms. Aton & Ms. Hodge

s Caroline Aton, RN, NCSN

Because I care for your children, you may want to know a little about me:

I am a nationally certified school nurse and a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Emory University. I have been working as a nurse in various capacities since graduating in 1981. I was first a pediatric nurse specializing in burn care and later in the care of children post-surgery. I also worked on a pediatric oncology unit when they needed additional help. After moving to Georgia, I took a job in an open heart ICU that handled both pediatrics and adults and was there for 12 years until our move to Mt. Pleasant. I worked as a nursing supervisor for a few years and later, in 1996, started as a school nurse, thanks to my youngest child. One day, she got into the car after school and informed me that “Daddy hates helping us with our homework”. I immediately parked the car and went into the school to meet the nurse. As it turns out, she was retiring at the end of the year! When I started as a school nurse, there were very few of us and I was assigned to five schools! Thankfully, as the years went by, my assignments were to fewer and fewer until finally, just one school! I have been very happy as a school nurse and my kids (now all married) got all the help with their homework that they needed!

Please feel free to email me at or call me in the clinic at 843-883-5954 for any questions or concerns. Thank you!