Health Services Department Overview

  • The Health Services Department provides services through a collaborative health program, working in cooperation with other community health care providers. The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and healthcare providers. A student’s health directly impacts their ability to learn. The School Health Program is designed to address health barriers to learning and academic success. The program operates under a set of policies and procedures designed to protect and promote the well-being of students and staff. A registered professional nurse provides leadership and overall supervision for the program. The Health Services Supervisor oversees and manages the health services for the entire school system including student health services, the employee wellness program, and the Section 504 program for students with disabilities. The Nurse Team Leaders are an integral part of the program and provide direct clinical oversight and supervision of the school-based nurses. The professional school nurse provides emergency care assessments and interventions, preventative services, and communicable disease control measures. The management of acute and chronic health conditions is performed under the direction of the student’s healthcare provider. 

School Nurse

  • The School Nurse may provide leadership or a supporting role in any of the following services:

    • Health Education: Student, Faculty, and Staff
    • Medication Administration and Health Care Procedures
    • Referral Services
    • Individualized Health Care Plans
    • Screening: Vision, Hearing, and Dental
    • Spinal Screening Program
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Nursing Assessments
    • First Aid, CPR Certification
    • Staff Health Promotion