School Nursing Services
Healthy children learn better,school nurses make it happen!A school nurse functions as an integral member of the school's interdisciplinary team to bridge the gap between health, wellness and learning. Many students are at risk of not succeeding in school due to a health condition that interferes with their academic success. The school nurse provides the expertise to identify, assess, plan, implement and evaluate the health needs of each individual child. The school nurse can strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and by identifying and assisting in the removal or modification of health related barriers to the learning process. The school nurse is especially prepared and uniquely qualified in preventive health, health assessment, and referral procedures. The Health Room Assistant functions as a part of the school's health team to promote and protect the optimal health status of children under the leadership and direction of the school nurse.