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Definition of School Nursing:

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning

This definition was adopted at the
National Association of School Nurses Board of Directors meeting
in Providence, Rhode Island in June 1999

Nursing Services Provided

  • Health Screenings
  • Health Education
  • Daily medical treatments
  • Daily medication administration
  • Participate with Intervention Assistance Team
  • Creation of Individual Health Plans
  • Health resource for staff and students
  • Review/documentation of immunizations

All of the nurses at Olentangy Local Schools are certified CPR instructors and teach staff and coaches CPR and Sport Safety Training.