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Meet Our Nurse

K. Kenan

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May be reached at 842-8320

Office Hours:

7:15 am until 2:15 pm

During the regular school day

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Nurse

Role of the school nurse

The primary role of the School Nurse is to , take a leadership role in serving as the coordinator of all school health programs. She provides health education to support student learning. The nurse implements strategies that promote student and staff health and safety. A School Nurse, with appropriate preparation helps students, staff and parents. She identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment and promotes a nurturing school environment. She also supports healthy food services programs and promotes healthy physical education, sports policies and practices. She provides health counseling, assesses mental health needs, provides interventions and refers students to appropriate school staff or community agencies. The School Nurse also promotes community involvement in assuring a healthy school and serves as school liaison to a health advisory committee. 

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Services provided by the school nurse

  • Illness and injury assessments and interventions
     
  • Identification, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of student health concerns
     
  • Health assessments and participation in Individualized Education Plan Development
     
  • Pediatric nursing procedures such as tube feedings, catheterizations and other technical procedures
     
  • Screening for health factors impacting student education
     
  • Activities and education to promote health
     
  • Chronic disease management and education individualized nursing care plans and services for students with disabilities and/or health conditions that interfere with learning
     
  • Medication administration at school when needed
     
  • Participation in management of students with mental health needs
     
  • Crisis team participation
     
  • Health curriculum recommendations                                                                                                                                    
     
  • School/community/ health care provider liaison