What is school nursing?
School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential. Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.
DFR School Nursing Mission Statement
As school nurses who work in Catholic schools, it is our goal to foster a culture that addresses students in mind, body and soul.
Meet Our Nurse Manager!
Anna Manny is a registered nurse fluent in Portuguese and has been a school nurse in the Diocese of Fall River for almost 20 years. As the Diocesan School Nurse Manager, Anna oversees all of the school nurses who work at the Catholic schools from Attleboro to Cape Cod.
Anna’s front line expertise and understanding of school nursing ensures all school nurses follow consistent guidelines. Moreover, her ability to interpret medical data and its application to the school setting improves the safety of students, faculty and families. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from UMass Dartmouth and is a nationally certified school nurse through the National Board for Certification of School Nurses.
Contact Anna Manny, BSN, RN, NCSN
Social Emotional Support
The Diocese of Fall River prioritizes the social and emotional well-being of all students and families.Learn More
Our School Nurses in Action!
Meet all of our school nurses and see the many ways they help our school communities!Learn More
Policies and Forms
All Diocesan health related forms and policies can be found on this page.Learn More
We have cultivated a vast array of health resources that can apply to all of our families.Learn More