School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, the school nurse facilitates positive student responses to normal development; promotes health and safety; intervenes with actual and potential health problems; provides case management services; and actively collaborates with school staff and other medical personnel to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning.
The Role of Health Clerks
Under the direct supervision of the school nurse, the health clerks carry out a diversity of duties of a non-professional and clerical nature in the school to which assigned. These functions relate only to school health services, such as assisting with clerical responsibilities, assisting with screening procedures, assisting with immunization programs, staying with ill or injured students, and giving minor first aid.