Virtual Health Office
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WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL NURSE OFFICEMrs. Joann Ruiz,RN,BSN,CSNext firstname.lastname@example.orgMs. Debbie Petrizzo, RN,MSNext email@example.comMs. Margaret Armstrongext 24-418What does a school nurse do?
A school nurse:
Provides direct care to students, helping students manage chronic illness and
attending to injuries and acute illnesses;
Collaborates with the student, the family, and the student’s medical home to develop
and implement a plan of care;
Provides care to students with special health care needs, working with the child study
team and the medical home to ensure that appropriate health accommodations are
Provides leadership for all aspects of school health by working with administrators to
ensure that health-promoting policies and practices are adopted, implemented, and
evaluated. Participates on school and district committees that address health and safety;
Implements screening and referral programs to address student health issues that
may impact both health and learning;
Works closely with the school physician, community healthcare providers, the student
and his/her family to ensure that identified health problems are addressed;
Supports public health initiatives that address infectious disease control, immunization requirements, and sanitation efforts;
Promotes a safe and healthy physical environment;
Collaborates with the school and community to promote a safe and positive climate
Educates students, staff, families, and the community about health issues;
Supports school and community-based programs and services focused on health
and wellness.For more Health Services information, please click here.