School Nurses: Helping Children Learn!
Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses. If you think school nursing is all about flu shots, Band-Aids, and record-keeping, you haven't been inside a school lately. School health professionals juggle a complex array of medical and social issues, seeing thousands of students, and often moving from school to school throughout the district.
Health, Family and Community Services Mission:
To improve academic achievement by providing and linking students and their families to an array of school-based and community health and social services ranging from prevention to treatment.
School Nurse Role:
The school nurse's primary role is to promote good health for the district's students. As a member of the educational team, the school nurse enhances students potential for attendance, class participation, and learning by identifying and addressing medical conditions that may impact on the student's ability to achieve the district's performance standards. School Health Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing.
Rachelle Miller, BSN, RN
Julie Maffett, LPN