Lexington Public Schools Nursing Department

Every school has at least one registered nurse with expertise in school health and pediatrics available to provide health care whenever school is in session. With nearly 37,000 office visits from 5,074 students recorded during the 2022-23 school year, our primary mission is to provide exceptional health services to support every student’s academic success. A nurse leader supervises district-wide health office activities and assures compliance with regulatory standards set by the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health (MDPH) and Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). A school physician serves as a consultant to the nurses. Collectively the nurses have over 500  years of nursing experience and over 220 years in school nursing.

Goals of the Lexington Public School Nurses:

Services Provided by the Lexington Public Schools Nurses

The mission of the Lexington Public School nurses is to use our professional expertise to support students in maintaining optimal mental, emotional and physical well-being.  We value compassionate, collaborative, culturally sensitive, and evidenced-based health care, while recognizing diverse needs. Enabling students to be healthy, safe, successful learners while being (or developing into) their authentic selves.

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