The primary role of the school nurse is to support student learning. This is accomplished by implementing strategies that promote student and staff health.
What Services Does the School Nurse Provide?
Annual Health Screening
Vision and hearing screening of all kindergartners, third graders, seventh graders, tenth graders, and newly enrolled PWCS students is conducted each fall by the school nurse and clinic volunteers. This is only a brief screening; parents should continually be alert to identify vision or hearing difficulties that indicate need for examination by a specialist.
Assesses the health and development, provides nursing interventions, and evaluates students responses to care.
Provides health education to students, staff and parents.
Identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment.
Supports healthy food services programs.
Promotes health and physical education which promotes health behaviors.
Assesses needs, provides interventions and refers students to appropriate staff or community agencies.
Promotes community involvement in assuring a healthy school.
Provides health education and wellness programs to school staff.