Student Health & Nursing Services
Definition of School Nursing
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 and 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.” (National Association of School Nurses, June, 1999.)
Who is the School Nurse?
- A Registered Nurse (RN) licensed to practice nursing by the state Board of Nursing.
- A professional, accountable to practice in accordance with current Professional Standards of School Nursing Practice, as stated by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) state laws, rules, and regulations
- A nursing professional who advocates for children’s health and safety within the educational setting.
School Based Health Center
For information about the Sisters School Based Health Center, please click on the link on the right.