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Nurse's Office

What is a school nurse?

School nurses provide health services in schools and other educational settings. Their goal is to treat student injuries or illnesses and advise students, their parents or guardians, and staff on health issues.

What does a school nurse do?

Apart from injuries and sudden ailments, school nurses may also support students with chronic illnesses and disabilities – for example, by administering medication to them (e.g. insulin injections). School nurses also promote health-related habits (e.g. proper hand-washing) and ensure compliance with national and local health policies for schools.

School nurse duties include: 

  • Providing healthcare to students with acute or chronic health problems
  • Conducting screenings and writing referrals for health services 
  • Developing and monitoring health plans for students