What is School Nursing?
Schools Nurses are medical professionals who work inconjunction with faculty and staff to meet health related challenges of students, making a difference in attendance, student achievements, and drop-out rates.
Roles of the School Nurse Identified by the School Nurse's Associaition of North Carolina:
Appropriate Referrals to School Nurse:
- Helps to develop school health policies.
- Makes sure that policies and procedures adhere to laws and standards of nursing practice.
- Monitors students' compliance with state immunization laws.
- Monitors communicable diseases.
- Refers students with health problems for care.
- Serves as liaison and resource person between home, school and community/service organizations.
- Coordinates health care in school for students with chronic conditions.
- Health care needs of students
- Children at risk of academic failure or out of home placement related to their health needs
- Need for Emergency Action/Individual Health Plans for Medical Diagnosis
- Vision/Dental Care & Follow-up
- Chronic Absences
- Pregnancy/Parenting Concerns
- Access to needed community health resources including financial assistance
- Mental Health Concerns
- Medications (any student taking medications)
- Problems identified on Kindergarten Physical Assessment Form
Visit North Carolin'a School Nurse Association