The Role of the School Nurse
The School Nurse plays an important role in helping students achieve their full potential at school. The school nurse must use her professional judgment and skills to do the following:
Privide first aid for illness and injuries.
Conduct state mandaged screenings for hearing, vision, and spinal problems.
Monitor students with chronic health problems.
Ensure that students' immunizations are current.
Provide health education in the clinic and classroom.
Monitor campus for communicable diseases.
Provide resources for medical, dental, vision, and counseling services in the community.
Perform complex treatments for students with special health care needs.
Make individualized health care plans for students with significant helath problems and attend ARD meetings for those students.
Confidently respond to school related emergencies that might affect the health and safety of students and staff.
What can parents do to help the Nurse?
Provide a current, working phone number for the school, in case you are needed in an emergency.
Notify the school nurse when your child has a contagious illness.
Keep your child home when they are ill.
Contact your school nurse if you have concerns about your child's health or well-being at school.