School Nurses in Action - CS Alliance

School Nurses in Action

And he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. (Luke 9:2)

Role of the School Nurse

The primary role of the school nurse is to support student health and academic success by providing healthcare assessment, intervention and follow-up for all children within the school setting. The school nurse has many roles within the school community some of which include:

  • Link between school, students, families, healthcare and other community providers
  • Maintaining school health records, monitoring immunizations, managing communicable diseases, and assessing the school environment to prevent injury and ensure safety
  • Assessing student health status and making referrals
  • Providing healthcare to students and staff
  • Chronic disease management
  • Illness and injury assessments and interventions
  • Member of the crisis team
  • Administering medications per MDPH guidelines
  • Performing classroom teachings on health-related topics
  • Providing emergency care
  • Creating individual health care plans for students with healthcare needs
  • Providing state mandated health screenings and referrals for health conditions that impact student learning