Kennebunk High School
Brooke Price, RN
What Is A School Nurse?
School nursing is a specialized practice of nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health of students. Keeping children healthy, safe, in school, and ready to learn should be a top priority for both healthcare and educational systems. ~National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
School nurses lead in the development of policies, programs, and procedures for the provision of school health services at an individual or district level. As an advocate the school nurse provides skills and education that encourage self-empowerment, problem solving, effective communication, and collaboration with others. ~NASN
Care and Quality
The school nurse coordinates student health care between the medical home, family, and school. The school nurse is an essential member of interdisciplinary teams, bringing the health expertise necessary to develop a student’s Individualized Education Plan or Section 504 plan designed to reduce health related barriers to learning . ~NASN