Welcome to the Health Services/ Nurse Page

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

  • Nutritional Services -- Promotes healthy food services programs

  • Physical Education/Activity -- Supports healthy physical education

  • Counseling -- Provides health counseling and refers students to appropriate school staff or community agencies

  • Parent/Community Involvement -- Encourages community involvement and serves on the school health advisory committee

  • Staff Wellness -- provides health education, promotes healthy activities and a healthy environment for school staff