The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is calling on the Government to ensure local authorities are provided with the funds needed for fully-staffed school nursing
When Owen was diagnosed in 2010, the school nursing
team provided free training to ensure the school staff had the skills in emergency care to help Owen if and when he needed it.
However, the literature includes significant associations between specific nursing practices and personal, professional, and job-related characteristics of nurses working outside the specialty of school nursing
and childhood obesity prevention practices (Bourgault et al.
There are now 2,606 people employed by the NHS in England who are working in school nursing
positions - a fall from 3,026 in January 2010.
A contract to run the service has been won by social enterprise Locala, which already runs school nursing
The role of school nursing
in transition for school-aged children, for example transition between health visiting and school nursing
, and from school nursing
to adult services; The role of school nursing
and its contribution to safeguarding; The role of the school nurse in supporting vulnerable children and those not in education, e.
There are still many vacancies for school nursing
regional representatives to help take the work plan forward--the more of you who come forward, the stronger we will be.
The increased activity is felt in the school nursing
service, too, and nowadays, with the recognition of the important role school nurses play in helping children and young people to be as healthy as possible, being a school nurse is more diverse and challenging than ever.
Heather Strasser, MSN, RN, has more than 20 years of nursing experience in pediatrics, pediatric oncology, and school nursing
Fast facts for the school nurse; school nursing
in a nutshell.
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The mission of CASN is to provide leadership in the delivery of quality health programs to ensure educational success of the school aged child and advance the practice of school nursing