The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers for students’ health and a healthy environment.
School nursing is a nursing specialty that involves identification, assessment, prevention, and intervention to remedy or modify students’ health needs. The nurse’s goal is to promote the optimum health of students and the students’ abilities to achieve individual educational goals.
We believe that:
1. Every child is entitled to educational opportunities that will allow him/her to reach full capacity as an individual and prepare him/her for responsibility as a citizen.
2. Every child is entitled to a level of health that permits maximum utilization of educational opportunities.
3. Parents have the basic responsibility for the health of their children; school nurses work in partnership with parents in providing health services to their children while in school.
4. The school health program, through the components of health services, health education, and concern for the environment, provides knowledge and understanding on which to base decisions for the promotion and protection of individual, family, and community health.
5. The appropriate roles of the school nurse in the school health program include manager of school health care; delivery of health services; advocate for the rights of children; counselor for health concerns of children, families, and staff; and educator for school/community regarding health concerns.
Goals of School Nurse Practice are to:
The Abilene ISD Health Service Department would like to encourage students and staff to take the necessary precautions in reducing the transmission of communicable diseases.
Please do your part in reducing the spread of communicable diseases. Contact your School Nurse if you have questions and/or concerns.
“Healthy kids make better learners.”