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The School Nurse and the Services 
They Provide for Your Child:

"School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning."
Definition of School Nursing - National Association of School Nurses

School Nurses Support Student Success in the Following Ways:

  • Ensure that all students are properly immunized

  • Provide health screenings

  • Assess and treat acute illnesses and injuries

  • Provide emergency care

  • Manage chronic health conditions in the school setting

  • Administer medications and carry out medical procedures

  • Help students develop positive life-style choices

  • Assist faculty and staff to make health-related adaptations to school program

  • Assist families to gain access to community health care programs

  • Promote a safe school environment

  • Serve as a resource to faculty, administration, and students

  • Provide health-related educational programs for students, staff, and families

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