The School Nurses Role in Student Educational Success
Provider of Student Health Services
• Identifies students with special needs.
• Performs limited health assessment of students.
• Develops nursing care plans, emergency health plans, individualized health plans.
• Provides for emergency care for illness and injury.
• Supervises prescribed treatments and administration of medications to students and provides training for other school personnel.
• Conducts health promotion programs for school staff.
• Works with school staff to prevent health problems from becoming reasons for poor performance.
Manager of Student Health Care
• Helps to develop school health policies.
• Makes sure that policies and procedures adhere to laws and standards of nursing practice.
• Monitors students’ compliance with state immunization laws.
• Monitors communicable diseases.
• Refers students with health problems for care.
• Serves as liaison and resource person between home, school, health care provider and community organizations.
• Coordinates health care in school for students with chronic handicapping conditions.
Educator / Counselor
• Interprets student health needs to family and school staff.
• Provides home visits.
• Develops support groups.
• Provides information for community resources and supports family in finding and using treatment services.
• Works with staff development to develop workshops and in-service training for staff.
• Provides counseling for students with health problems causing adjustment and limitations in school.
• Provides as classroom resource on health topics.
School Nurses Support Educational Success in North Carolina