Health Services

  • Duties and Responsibilities

    The primary role of the school nurse is to support student learning. The nurse accomplishes this by implementing strategies that promote student and staff health and safety. The nurse takes a leadership role in serving as the coordinator of all school health programs in the following manner:

    • Health Services - serves as the coordinator of the health services program and provides nursing care
    • Health Education - provides health education to students, staff, and parents
    • Healthy Environment - identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment and promotes a nurturing social environment
    • Nutritional Services - supports healthy food services programs
    • Physical Education / Activity - promotes healthy physical education, sports policies, and practices
    • Counseling - provides health counseling, assesses mental health needs, provides interventions, and refers students to appropriate school staff or community agencies
    • Parent / Community Involvement - promotes community involvement in assuring a healthy school; serves as school liaison to a health advisory committee
    • Staff Wellness - provides health education and counseling, promotes healthy activities and a healthy environment for school staff