Natick Public Schools

Health Services

School Health Today

The Natick Public School (NPS) Nurses use the framework for 21st century school nursing practice to provide evidence-based, clinically competent and student-centered nursing care. NPS nurses care for all students to advance their health & well-being and support their education by ensuring they are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.


School nursing today is a highly specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. Today's school nurses are critical thinkers who facilitate positive student responses to normal development; they promote health and safety; they intervene with actual and potential health problems; they provide case management services; and they actively collaborate to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning. 

~National Association of School Nurses~

Your NPS health clinics provide many important services but please know that they are not a diagnostic clinic. School nurses cannot diagnose illnesses, diseases, and/or injuries. After the school nurse administers first aid, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact their student's healthcare provider for diagnosis, treatment, and any necessary follow-up.