The Role of the School Nurse
“The role of a professional school nurse advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. School nurses facilitate positive student responses 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.”
—National Association of School Nurses
Fifteen school nurses serve WDMCS families. Some buildings also have a health office assistant.
School nurses are better able to evaluate, understand, and be responsive to each child’s individual needs if they have complete accurate health histories. Please send a note or call the school nurse regarding any developments concerning your child’s health. This would include hospitalizations, all medications (type, amount, and time given), fractures, all recent diagnoses of medical conditions, and any other medical information that would be pertinent to the student’s performance and attendance.