Walpole Public Schools Health Services

What is School Nursing?

School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.  Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017 

The School Nurse

Reference: National Association of School Nurses (2016), the Role of the 21st Century School Nurse (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.