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What we do

What does the school nurse do?

1. Administers care for all ill or injured students and staff that occur during the school day.
2. Identifies children who may need to be excluded from school for health reasons.
3. Screens all students for height, weight, & blood pressure. Screens for visual acuity, color vision and hearing acuity according to state & district guidelines. Screens students age 10 for scoliosis.
4. Maintains health records on all students. Validates the immunization and physical exam records as being complete.
5. Formulates and implements individualized health care plans for students with special health needs.
6. Communicates special health needs of students to appropriate staff with parental permission.
7. Administers prescription and over-the-counter medications with written authorization from both physician and parent.
8. Provides health teaching and counseling for students, families and staff.
9. Implements the district health education curriculum through formal classroom instruction.
10. Coordinates emergency managment plans.