Our district nurses and school-based health paraprofessionals work collaboratively to promote the health and safety of our students.
The Role of School Nurses
Our district nurses provide care in concert with health paraprofessionals for students at all schools. They perform the following services:
- provide needed physical assessment, direct nursing care and specialized health procedures to students and staff.
- develop and assist with the implementation of individual health plans for students with chronic health conditions.
- train and support school staff to assist students' needs as identified by their health plans.
- serve as in-house resources, liaisons and advocates for students, parents and community service organizations regarding individual and general health care issues.
Laura Applen Cooper