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    The Role of The School Nurse

     

    Using clinical knowledge and judgment, the school nurse provides health care to students and staff, performs health screenings and coordinates referrals to the medical home or private healthcare provider. The school nurse serves  as a liason between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for health care and a healthy school environment (American Nurses Association & National Association of School Nurses [ANA & NASN], 2011).

    Throughout the school year, I will be performing the following:

    Vision screenings

    Hearing screenings

    Scoliosis screenings

    Height

    Weight

    Blood pressure

    Referrals as necessary

    eye exam

    blood pressure