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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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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.
School nurses 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.

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