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The School Nurse

The school nurse:

  • serves as the child's advocate
  • conducts health screenings
  • provides specialized health care and services
  • assesses and evaluates individual growth and development
  • monitors student´s immunizations
  • acts as a resource for faculty, parents and students
  • provides individual health counseling to service emotional and physical health needs
  • identifies and refers possible pediatric and adolescent health problems for early diagnosis and treatment
  • evaluates and monitors communicable diseases and implements strategies to prevent the spread of disease in the school
  • conducts health related classroom instruction such as the maturation program
  • acts as special education team member for children with special needs
  • serves as a liaison with parents, physicians, community agencies and support groups to provide medical care and assistance to families and students in need
  • provides educational and promotional activities for the future healthy lifestyles of our students