Nursing Services

Healthy Students are Successful Learners  

School nursing is a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success.  School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communitiies to develop their full potential.  
 
What is the Role of a School Nurse?
  • School nurses promote the normal growth and development and positive well-being of students.
  • School nurses provide leadership in promoting health and safety at school.
  • School nurses provide quality health care and intervene with actual and potential health problems.
  • School nurses use nursing judgment in providing case management services of student health concerns.
  • School nurses work with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self -advocacy, and learning.
  • The school nurse may take on additional roles as needed to meet the needs of the school and community
What Services May Be Provided by School Nurses?
  • Providing emergency nursing services » Monitoring of contagious diseases
  • Screenings for vision, hearing, blood pressure, dental and mental health disorders
  • Planning for the health care needs of students with chronic health conditions
  • Providing health education for students, parents, school staff and the community
  • Coordinating student health, with medical and community health services
  • Developing and assisting in the implementation of health policies and procedures
  • Developing a plan and practicing for emergencies that may occur in the school
(Adapted from the National Association of School Nurses Role of the School Nurse [NASN], 2017)
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