The National Association of School Nurses Defines School Nursing As:
A specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong 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.
Healthy Children Create Successful Learners: A school nurse has many different roles within the school setting. A school nurse supports the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of students and their achievement in the learning process.
School Nurse Roles: The key role of a school nurse is to support student learning, by implementing approaches that encourage student and staff health and safety. A school nurse serves as the coordinator of all school health programs such as:
Health Services -- Manages health services programs and provides nursing care
Health Education -- Provides health education to students, staff, and parents
Healthy Environment -- Identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment and encourages a cultivating social environment