School Nurse Role

School Nurse Role

The role of the school nurse is to advance the academic success and lifelong health and well?being of students by promoting school-based health and safety through vision, hearing, and oral health assessment, immunizations, health education, and coordination of health care services for students with health needs, including students with chronic illnesses and disabilities.


Our role includes, but is not limited to:

  • Provide healthcare to students and staff
  • Advocate for the health and wellbeing of students, staff and the local community
  • Provide health screenings (general and state mandated vision and hearing)
  • Serve as liaisons between school personnel, family, and community healthcare providers
  • Help develop plans for student care (IEPs, 504s, SSTs)
  • Serve as consultants with other school professionals, such as food service personnel, physical education teachers, coaches, and counselors
  • Provide health-related education to students, staff and the community 
  • Monitor immunizations, manage communicable diseases, and assess the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety
  • Help with infection control measures
  • Oversee and train medication administration and health care procedures
  • Help coordinate referrals to private healthcare providers

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