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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