School Nurse Erin Smith
A student’s wellness profoundly affects their ability to focus and learn. “School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student response to normal development; promote health and safety; 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. Some of the other services provided by the school nurse include:
- Health care counseling or guidance to students, their family, and to staff.
- Identify health concerns by observation and assessment of needs, and provide appropriate care.
- Medication management.
- Immunization verification according to state law.
- Screenings: vision, hearing, dental, blood pressure, scoliosis.
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