Subcommittees/Advisory Meeting Agendas
School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, 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.
School nursing practice embraces two professional disciplines- nursing and education. Children learn best when they feel safe, are attentive, energetic, happy and well. School nurses serve to ensure that students are able to learn by helping to identify, prevent and resolve health related factors which interfere with learning.
Each Nashoba Regional District School has at least one full time registered nurse who is also licensed through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Coordinator of Health and Wellness and the School Physician are available for consultation.
A child must be healthy to learn and a child must learn to be healthy
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Nashoba Regional School Health Services School nurses:
Provide health assessments, first aid, and emergency care for students and school staff
Perform illness assessment, care and referral
Promote injury prevention, care and referral
Conduct state mandated screenings, including vision, hearing, growth and postural
Develop and implement Individual Health Care Plans for students with special health care need
Provide Special Education consultation
Oversee medication administration and assessment for prescription as well as over the counter medication
Maintain confidential student health records
Provide referrals to access community health services
Provide health promotion, counseling and education individually and in the classroom setting
Monitor immunization compliance and communicable disease control
Monitor and promote environmental health and safety
Oversee emergency preparedness and response