Health Information

Health Services

  • The school nurse assesses the health needs of students and staff and provides appropriate and timely referrals.
  • School nurses provide assessments for scoliosis, vision, hearing, dental, blood pressure, growth and development, health problems and behavior.
  • The school nurse provides emergency first aid and works with the school community to identify safety hazards and recommends prevention programs.
  • The school nurse is involved in communicable disease control through the implementation of immunization laws and screenings
  • Health counseling for chronic illness, nutrition, disease prevention and healthy lifestyles are part of the school nurse's role.
  • The school nurse is a resource for health related issues and health education.
  • School nurses are providers of school health services including case management.

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