What is 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 or 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.

Your school nurse is the crucial link between health and education. School nurses reach out to students in the schools, their homes and in the community to help them achieve the highest possible health for the highest possible learning.