Role of the School Nurse

  • Role of the School Nurse

    School Nusing 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 potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self managment, self advocacy, and learning.

    What Difference Does the School Nurse Make?

    • School nursing interventions improve student health to impact acheivement and success.
    • School Nurses collaborate with administrators to promote a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment.
    • Parents are confident their student's health needs and injuries are appropriately handled during the school day.
    • Teachers are freed up to devote their time to educating students because the School Nurse coordinates the health care needed by the students.

    Adopted from the National Association of School Nurses.  1999