Improving overall health outcomes leads to positive learning outcomes.
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and 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 (NASN, 2010)
The school nurse has a crucial role in the seamless provision of comprehensive health services to children and youth. Increasing numbers of students enter schools with chronic health conditions that require management during the school day. The role of the school nurse serves as a health care team member in providing preventive services, early identification of problems, interventions, and referrals to foster health and educational success.
The Health Room Assistant functions as a part of the school's health team to provide basic first aid and medication administration under the leadership and direction of the School Nurse.
Chiqueena Fairconatue Health Room Assistant
Marie Hoppe, Health Room Assistant
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