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 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.
- Journal of School Nursing, Aug. 1999
The vision of the School Health Service Program is to promote an optimal level of wellness, recognizing that the health status of students impacts the quality of their education. This is accomplished through the ongoing appraisal, promotion and protection of student health:
- Appraisal: Health assessment, evaluations and screening
- Promotion: Health instruction, advocating for student health, community education
- Protection: Immunization enforcement, tracking communicable diseases, promoting safety