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What Do School Nurses Do?

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual or potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self- management, self advocacy and learning (NASN, 2010).

A School Nurse takes a leadership role in serving as the coordinator of all school health programs in the following manner:

  • Health Services - serves as 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 school environment.
  • Nutritional Services - supports health food services and programs
  • Physical Education/Activity - promotes healthy physical education, sports policies and practices
  • Counseling/Mental Health - provides health counseling, assesses mental health needs, provides interventions and refers students to appropriate school staff or community agencies
  • Staff Wellness - provides health education and counseling, promotes healthy activities and environment for school staff.

Lynda Cioli, RN
Lynda Cioli, RN
Phone Ext. 134

Lora howard, RCN, BSN

Lora Howard, RCN, BSN
Phone Ext. 135

What Services Does the School Nurse Provide?

  • Illness, injury assessments and interventions
  • Identification, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of student health concerns
  • Chronic disease management and education
  • Health assessments/participation in individualized Education Plan development
  • Guidelines for school district health policies, goals and objectives
  • Immunization surveillance and monitors compliance with NH State immunization laws
  • Medication administration
  • Health screenings including vision and hearing
  • Nutritional, growth and development assessments
  • First aid and sick care for students and staff
  • Health education, resource for teachers in health related areas
  • Referral for health care/insurance
  • School/community/health care provider liaison.
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