Clinic

  
              Keeping Students Healthy & Safe
                                  Ms. Kathy, Health Clerk
     Nurse Angela
     Nurse Ashley 
          (757) 268-3338

Physical and Immunization Requirements

Medication at School

The primary focus of school nursing is to be an advocate for children’s health and safety within the educational setting. The School Nurse’s duties are many and include:

  • Identifying, assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the health needs of students with acute illness or injury
  • Screening for health factors impacting student education (vision, hearing, etc.)
  • Making referrals based on evaluation and need of the student (vision, hearing, Child Protective Services)
  • Administering medications
  • Training of medication administration to school personnel
  • Creating individualized health care plans for students with disabilities or health conditions that might interfere with the learning process
  • Providing health services for students with special health needs
  • Serving as a health expert to the child study and eligibility team
  • Educating parents, students and staff about chronic disease, health promotion, medications, and nutrition
  • Counseling students, parents, and staff regarding health concerns
  • Acting as a liaison between school, community, and health care providers
  • Participating on the crisis team
  • Identifying health and safety concerns in the school environment
  • Advising administrators and others about health trends
  • Serving on school committees
  • Following local, state, and federal policies
  • Maintaining confidential health records

The decision for medical care rests with the parents and parents are always contacted to take their child home or to the doctor as the need arises.  Transportation for students is also a parent responsibility. We hope that your child’s school experience will be happy and rewarding.  A portion of the school curriculum is devoted to teaching healthy behaviors, which hopefully will become life-long habits and help prevent the need for costly medical care.