Healthy children are better able to learn and achieve success. School Health Services supports and provides for children's health needs. Credentialed school nurses and health clerks are members of the health services team. Education requirements for the credentialed school nurse include: Bachelors Degree, Registered Nurse License (RN), and School Nurse Credential. Health Clerks are certified in CPR/First Aid and are provided further health training by the school nurse.
Nuview Union School District has 1 credentialed school nurse, Jackie Thompson, RN.
The school nurse:
Trains and oversees the health clerks at each site
Supervises medication administration at each school site
Designs and oversees individualized health care plans
Responds to emergencies
Performs and monitors health screenings (vision, hearing, dental and scoliosis)
Consults with teachers, parents and others on health and safety issues
Acts as a liaison between physician, school and students
Assists with special education issues
Promotes a healthy school environment
Connects families to health care resources
Advocates for health care and student success
Additionally, NUSD has 1 health clerk at each site.
Health clerks work in the school health office and care for students on a daily basis.
They provide initial first aid as well as support many other health services activities.