Registered professional school nurses are uniquely positioned at the intersection of student health and education. Trained to understand the complexity of the relationship between physical and mental well-being and academic achievement, school nurses represent an important resource for improving child and adolescent health—reaching kids where they spend the majority of their waking time.
Data Sharing Guidance for School Nurses
Data Privacy in School Nursing: Navigating the Complex Landscape of Data Privacy Laws (Part II)
Data Privacy in School Nursing: Navigating the Complex Landscape of Data Privacy Laws (Part I)
Medicaid Reimbursement for School Nursing Services
Health and Attendance – The Critical Role of School Nurses in Reducing Chronic Absence
The Role of School Nurses in Managing Students with Mild Brain Injury (Concussion)
School Nursing Scope of Practice
A Closer Look at School Nurses
As school-based healthcare professionals, school nurses are likely to be the school staff members with the most comprehensive knowledge of the many health conditions and injuries experienced by children and adolescents. They can also provide important leadership by communicating with health care providers and parents about a student’s health plan, necessary academic accommodations, and progress.
In partnership with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the Network is developing a number of resources on the legal issues related to school nursing, such as ensuring access to school nursing services for all students, chronic absenteeism, data sharing, Medicaid reimbursement, and the role of school nurses in a variety of public health concerns affecting children and teens.
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