A common impression of the school nurse is a sweet lady who waits for kids to have a belly ache or a scraped knee. Yes, school nurses administer first aid, but they also do so much more! School nursing services are becoming more complex all the time. Today’s students come to school with a variety of issues (physical, mental, cultural, and economic) — all of which impact their educational experience. The number of children with chronic conditions requiring ongoing care during the school day has increased. Some children often have specialized health needs requiring skilled care, such as tube feedings, catheterization, inhalation therapy, and injectable medication administration.
Statistics show that healthy students learn better. By identifying, evaluating, and addressing health issues, school nurses influence children in their ability to learn. Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns you would like to discuss.