Delegates at the bi-annual School Nurses
International Conference in London were told that carers of all ages report high levels of depression and anxiety.
Azelle Gerry works as a school nurse
team leader in Pontypridd, Rhondda and Taff-Ely and says of the role: "A well-established school nurse
provides continuity of care when meeting the health needs of children and young people while also addressing the public health agenda.
The Nevada State Board of Nursing (2011) provides specific information regarding duties and responsibilities of the school nurse
as well as the delegation of nursing duties to unlicensed staff, including the administration of medication to students.
are on the front lines every day when it comes to protecting our students' health, so we see how devastating infectious diseases can be, especially meningitis," said Melinda Thomas, RN, Licensed School Nurse
at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley.
During the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic, National Association of School Nurses
(NASN) President Sandi Delack RN, M Ed, sent the following message to members: "School Nurses
are in a position of public trust in both normal and crisis times.
Veronica Hetherington, Lead Public Health School Nurse
, said: "I am very proud of the efforts of staff in consulting with pupils to achieve this award.
CASN is an affiliate of the National Association of School Nurses
, which enhances the available services of CASN members.
The role of the school nurse
has been highlighted this spring as the H1N1 influenza story unfolded across the country.
Unite said this works out that each school nurse
has to look after, in theory, 6,900 children.
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The ANF has called for the return of school nurses
to their traditional place in the education system.
THE Royal College of Nursing in Wales has welcomed the Welsh Assembly Government's plans to improve school nurse
services in Wales.