Health


“School nursing is 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 /or 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.” National Association of School Nurses 1999.

Comprehensive school health services include;

  • injury and illness assessment and treatment
  • management of chronic diseases
  • administration of medication
  • monitoring compliance with state immunization guidelines
  • identification and prevention of the spread of disease
  • vision and hearing screening
  • postural screening
  • BMI (body mass index) screening
  • referral/counseling/guidance
  • promotion of healthy life-style choices

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