What we do
Our goal is to prevent disease and maintain the health of our students, which enables our students to attend school, focus on their education and be able to achieve their full potential. School District nurses provide medical care for student illnesses, injuries and emergencies. Additionally school nurses maintain health and immunization records on all students, perform state-mandated health screenings, administer doctor prescribed medications, perform nursing procedures, assist physicians and dentists with school examinations, provide health counseling and referrals, provide classroom instruction on health related topics, and serve as a parent and classroom consultant in health related matters.
School nurses help students understand normal growth and development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively work with other members of the medical and educational teams to promote each student’s optimal level of physical, mental and social wellness and encourage success and achievement during and beyond the school setting.
The program serves all children of school age attending schools in Pennsylvania and is responsible for providing assistance, training and coordination of programs and services to schools, parents and the community at large regarding school health programs and services.