Sandra Dredge, a senior nurse who has been instrumental in designing the service, said: "Young people are sometimes reluctant to speak face-toface with school nurses
about issues that are affecting them and this offers them a way to communicate in a safe, trusted environment.
These interventions have most often been implemented by classroom teachers, or occasionally, by other personnel, such as physical education teachers, school nurses
, or research staff (Ickes, McMullen, Haider, & Sharma, 2014).
It is important that administrators, teachers and parents understand the roles of the school nurse
.5,15 It is asserted in the literature that nurses' roles are misinterpreted and that nurses experience difficulties in their cooperation with administrators and teachers.18 A study15 stated that administrators fail to understand some of the roles of school nurses
work extremely hard and are very dedicated to the welfare of their students.
Supporting student mental health: The role of the school nurse
in coordinated school mental health care.
If there's no school nurse
there for an emergency or to manage chronic illnesses or to respond to an emotional issue, it's the parent and child that gets hurt."
can provide information and advice as well as emotional support.
8:00 am--At an elementary school, the school nurse
is called to the front of the school after it was reported that a third grader fell off his scooter on the way to school and is bleeding profusely from his head.
Delack's message that the H1N1 pandemic raised awareness of school nurses
like no other time we could recall brought many to question if there were enough school nurses
Additionally, CASN advocates for the role of school nurses
and the health and safety of students.
In reality, as a school nurse
, I am responsible for providing seamless transitions for students with acute and chronic health conditions into the school setting.
STATE school nurses
are massively overstretched, nursing leaders warned yesterday.