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Info from MSD nurses

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.

  • School nurses support students with chronic conditions such as care planning, care coordination and  skill building
  • First aid injury assessment and treatment
  • School nurses are members of 504 and IEP teams 
  • Mental health support such as direct care and related trainings
  • Staff training such as life-saving treatment protocols; medication administration
  • Health education for students and families; classroom lessons, health messaging
  • Health policy development 
  • Coordinate elementary student vision screening
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, school nurses played an important role in keeping schools open for in-person learning, while protecting the health and safety of students and staff
  • Emergency preparedness planning
  • Oversight health/safety protocol compliance