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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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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.
"School nurses work extremely hard and are very dedicated to the welfare of their students.
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."
'School nurses 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.

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