What Do School Nurses Do?
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual or 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 (NASN, 2010).

A School Nurse takes a leadership role in serving as the coordinator of all school health programs in the following manner:
  • Health Services – serves as coordinator of the health services program and provides nursing care.
  • Health Education – provides health education to students, staff and parents.
  • Healthy Environment – identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment and promotes a nurturing school environment.
  • Nutritional Services – supports health food services and programs
  • Physical Education/Activity – promotes healthy physical education, sports policies and practices
  • Counseling/Mental Health – provides health counseling, assesses mental health needs, provides interventions and refers students to appropriate school staff or community agencies
  • Staff Wellness – provides health education and counseling, promotes healthy activities and environment for school staff.

What Services Does the School Nurse Provide?
  • Illness, injury assessments and interventions
  • Identification, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of student health concerns
  • Chronic disease management and education
  • Health assessments/participation in individualized Education Plan development
  • Guidelines for school district health policies, goals and objectives
  • Immunization surveillance and monitors compliance with NH State immunization laws
  • Medication administration
  • Health screenings including vision and hearing
  • Nutritional, growth and development assessments
  • First aid and sick care for students and staff
  • Health education, resource for teachers in health related areas
  • Referral for health care/insurance
  • School/community/health care provider liaison.
Meet the Nurses

Rebecca Leone, RN
leoneb@chesteracademy.org
Phone Ext. 135


Lynda Cioli, RN
ciolil@chesteracademy.org
Phone Ext. 135



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