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school nurse

a nurse, usually a registered nurse, working in a school or similar institution.

school nurse

A registered nurse in the UK who provides various services (e.g., health and sex education within schools), performs developmental screening, undertakes health interviews and administers immunisations. School nurses may be employed by the local health authority, primary care trust (PCT), community trust or directly by a particular school.

school nurse

A nurse practicing in a school or college who is responsible for the health of enrolled children, adolescents, or adults.
See also: nurse

school nurse

(skūl nŭrs)
Nurse, usually an R.N., working in an educational institution.
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With the new arrangements for school nursing strongly embedded in the local authority structures it will become increasingly important to ensure that robust needs assessment models are used to inform the commissioning decisions for the future delivery and design of local school nursing workforces.
The mission of the NASN is "to improve the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance the school nursing practice.
AREVOLUTION in school nursing begins today as the Assembly Government officially launches its goal of one family nurse for every secondary school by 2011.
We heard from one part of the country where trainee GPs are routinely told about school nursing.
Mr Black said, 'The Minister for Education in the Assembly has rightly said that the development of a modern school nursing service across Wales is a priority.
Length of experience since initial nurse qualification ranged between five and 37 years, while experience in school nursing ranged between three and 19 years.
We have provided training to our school nursing assistants who work with us as part of a team and who now screen the children checking their vision, height, weight and hearing, ensuring the screening programme continues.
If you need help to do this, then check the Unite 121 website page and the school nursing page (www.
The Royal College of Nursing wants to see the provision of school nursing and their roles expanded in Wales.
This article aims to provide a picture of what school nursing is like in Sweden, including the successes we experience and the challenges we face.
If we had adequate school nursing provision, the public health agenda would begin to be addressed.
School nursing services in the North East of England have been served notice by local authorities, Community Practitioner can reveal.

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