Phone: (603) 357-9040 ex.3046
Fax: (603) 352-3929
School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long 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 and provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.
- A registered nurse (R.N.) licensed to practice nursing by the state board of nursing
- A professional, accountable to practice in accordance with current Professional Standards of School Nursing Practice as stated by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and state laws, rules and regulations
- A nursing professional who advocates for children's health and safety within the educational setting
- School nursing interventions improve student health to impact achievement 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 students.
As the health services expert, the School Nurse serves as the health professional for the school community and provides the following services:
- Illness, injury assessments and interventions
- Identification, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of student health concerns
- Health assessments/participation in Individualized Education Plan development
- Pediatric nursing procedures: ventilators, gastrostomy feedings, tracheostomy care, catheterization
- Screening for health factors impacting student education
- Activities and education to promote health and prevent teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, tobacco use and alcohol and substance abuse
- Chronic disease management and education
- Individualized Nursing Care Plans and services for students with disabilities and/or health conditions that interfere with learning
- Medication administration
- Assessment and interventions for students with mental health needs
- Crisis team participation
- Health curriculum recommendations
- Guidelines for school district health policies, goals and objectives
- School/community/health care provider liaison