We believe health is essential to optimal learning and we are proud of the Health Services Program in our great school district. Along with the Nursing Supervisor, our district employs 21 Registered Nurses and two Licensed Practical Nurses serving 17 campuses district wide.
School Nurses are specialized professionals who provide knowledge and insight related to acute and chronic health conditions as well as normal growth and development. The following are some of the primary responsibilities of the school nurse:
- Provide acute and emergency health care
- Develop and implement Individual Health Plans
- Develop classroom accommodation plans
- Administer Medications
- Provide training to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
- Planning for students with life threatening health conditions
- Conduct state mandated student health screenings
- Supervise and monitor medical care for medically – challenged students (i.e. trachea care, catheterization, G-tube feedings and wound care).
- Recognize and help to prevent contagious illness and injuries through surveillance and implementation of appropriate precautionary measures
- Maintain state mandated immunization rules and regulations
- Acting as a liaison between families, students, school personnel and the medical community
Effective September 2014, the Arkansas Department of Health implemented NEW Immunization Rules and Regulations.
If your student has any health concerns, please contact your school nurse.