Welcome to our school!
WHAT SCHOOL NURSES DO:
Manage chronic conditions (such as diabetes);
-Handle life-threatening allergy and asthma events;
-Act as sentinels when epidemics strike;
-Respond to students’ physical and emotional concerns;
-Refer students’ families to care providers and insurance programs;
-Screen for conditions that impair learning, such as poor vision and/or hearing;
-Educate and promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles to students;
-Ensure immunization compliance;
-Develop health plans for students with disabilities;
-Prepare for school-wide and community emergencies;
-Provide first aid for episode care;
-Handle/manage medical emergencies.
As your school nurse, I am in a unique position of serving the educational community, abiding with the Kansas State Board of Nursing, and remaining in compliance with the Kansas’ Nurse Practice Act.