Role of the School Nurse
Among many other services, school nurses maintain student health records,
perform state required health screenings, administer doctor-prescribed
medications, perform nursing assessments and procedures, respond to school
illnesses and accidents, assist Nurse Practitioners and dentists with school
examination, provide health counseling and referral, conduct health-related
classroom instruction, and serve as a parent and staff consultant in health-related
matters. Certified school nurses also participate in 504, CST and IEP meetings
and develop Individualized Health Plans (IHP's) for students in need.
School nurses do not make medical diagnoses as this is properly the function
of your child's primary health care provider.