School Nurse Section - Introduction

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "School Nurse Section - Introduction"

Transcription

1 School Nurse Section - Introduction

2 The Role of the Credentialed School Nurse Role of the Credentialed School Nurse The California School Nurses Organization (CSNO) position statement: The California School Nurses Organization believes that the credentialed school nurse, as a pivotal member of the coordinated school health system, answers the health care needs of school children and staff as they relate to education. If a child is not healthy, then that child s ability to learn is compromised. The credentialed school nurse, as the supervisor of health, is a leader in supporting student success in the multifaceted role of planner, coordinator, provider of care, communicator, educator, and advocate. The scope of practice of the credentialed school nurse is dynamic and ever changing as laws are enacted to address the complex health needs of students. The credentialed school nurse is a Bachelor s degree prepared registered nurse, licensed by the California Board of Registered Nursing and credentialed with a specialization in health authorizing services as a school nurse by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The role of the credentialed school nurse is defined in Education Code It reads in part: School nurses strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and by identification and assistance in the removal or modification of health related barriers to learning in individual children. The major focus of school health services is the prevention of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems. The credentialed school nurse is especially prepared and uniquely qualified in preventive health, health assessment and referral procedures. Within this broad definition, the credentialed school nurse uses her nursing skills and professional judgment to design and implement a health services program, which ensures that all students receive the maximum benefit from their educational experience. This is accomplished by working collaboratively with students, families, teachers, other members of the multidisciplinary team, and utilizing resources within the community, to meet the physical, mental, emotional and social health needs of students. On a daily basis the credentialed school nurse s role may include the following: Communicating with students, families and health care providers Assessing and evaluating the health and developmental status of students

3 Interpreting assessments and medical information to school staff working with the student Designing and implementing an Individualized School Health Plan, Emergency Care Plan, Individual Educational Plan or Section 504 Plan related to physical health care needs or chronic illnesses Determining the appropriate level of care for students with specialized health care needs and training, monitoring and supervising licensed and unlicensed staff Providing case management services for students, as needed Counseling students and parents regarding health or school related issues and providing information and referral to community services Staff training and oversight of policies and procedures for administering and monitoring medications Serving as a resource to staff and providing in-services on a variety of health topics Promoting a healthy school environment for the emotional and physical safety of students Providing direct services to students through screening programs RATIONALE California schools must address the diverse and complex health problems of today s students. In addition to health issues, schools must cope with problems related to immigration, homelessness, substance abuse and poverty. Many of our children come with issues that make learning difficult. In addition to societal pressures, they may have undetected health conditions, poorly managed chronic illnesses or complex medical problems that were at one time only managed at inpatient settings. Economic conditions and increased demands upon credentialed school nurses have required, in many instances, the addition of licensed and unlicensed personnel to assist in meeting the health care needs of students. As the health care expert within the school and an advocate for students and families, the credentialed school nurse uses professional skills, nursing judgment and leadership ability to create a safe school environment, which supports the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement of students.

4 Below is the National Association of School Nurses description of school nursing roles: School Nursing Roles (NASN): School nurses facilitate normal development and positive student response to interventions. The school nurse serves as the health care expert in the school to meet student health needs with an understanding of normal growth and development in children and youth as well as students with special needs. The school nurse develops plans for student care based on the nursing process, which includes assessment, interventions, and identification of outcomes and evaluation of care (Wolfe, 2012). School nurses provide leadership in promoting health and safety, including a healthy environment. The school nurse provides health-related education to students and staff in individual and group settings and provides consultation to other school professionals, including food service personnel, physical education teachers, coaches, and counselors. Responsibilities in the provision of a safe and healthy school environment include the school nurse s monitoring of immunizations, managing communicable diseases, assessing the school environment for safety to prevent injury and spearheading infection control measures. The school nurse is also a leader in the development of school safety plans to address bullying, school violence, and the full range of emergencies that may occur at school (Wolfe, 2012). School nurses provide quality health care and intervene with actual and potential health problems. Health care for chronic and acute illness, as well as injuries in the school setting, is a major focus of the role of the school nurse. The school nurse is responsible for medication administration, health care procedures, and the development of health care plans. Students often have multiple needs that should be examined in order for the student to be able to be successful in the classroom, and school nurses often engage in health screenings that include vision, hearing, body mass index, mental health index or other screening procedures (often based on local and state regulations) to address those issues (Wolfe, 2012). School nurses use clinical judgment in providing case management services. The school nurse receives medical orders to guide the health care needed to assist each student to be safe and successful at school. As in other clinical settings, the nurse develops Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHPs) in nursing language to direct nursing care for students as well as Emergency Care Plans (ECOs) written in lay language to guide the response of unlicensed personnel in a health-related emergency. Both plans are tailored to the individual needs of a

5 specific student to improve expected care outcomes. The nurse makes decisions related to the appropriate delegation of healthcare tasks as directed by state laws and professional practice guidance (American Nurses Association [ANA]/National Council of State Boards of Nursing [NCSBN], 2006). As medical and information technology advance and change, it is imperative for the school nurse to pursue professional development so the school nurse is able to provide the best possible care for the student population (Wolfe, 2012). School nurses actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning. Coordinating the linkage between the medical home, family and school is an important aspect of the role of the school nurse. The school nurse has health expertise that is essential to school education teams, such as the Committee on Special Education, the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) team and the Section 504 Team so that health-related barriers to learning can be reduced for each student. The school nurse can provide families with referral information along with available community resources to improve access to health care. The school nurse can also assist families in obtaining health insurance as needed and can represent the school on community coalitions to advocate for school-based health care (Wolfe, 2012). The school nurse may take on additional roles as needed to meet the needs of the school community. Healthy children are successful learners. The school nurse has a multi-faceted role within the school setting, one that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of students and their success in the learning process. It is the breadth of nursing activities contained within the role of the school nurse and the unique non-medical setting that differentiates school nursing from other nursing specialties. iew/tabid/462/articleld/87/role-of-the-school-nurse-revised-2011 See position statement for summary, history, references and acknowledgement of authors. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has also made a statement in regard to the role of the school nurse. AAP School Nurse Role The school nurse has a critical role within this school health program and provides acute, chronic, episodic, and emergency health care. In addition, the school nurse provides health education and health counseling and advocates for students with disabilities, School nurses are well positioned to take the lead for the school system in partnering with community physicians,

6 Community organizations, and Medicaid and State Children s Health Insurance Program staff to assist families and students to enroll in the state health insurance programs and find a medical home for each student. For more see the entire AAP policy: American Academy of Pediatrics The Role of the School Nurse in Providing School Health Services (2001)

7 School Nursing Scope and Standards Nursing Standards Standards in nursing practice are authoritative statements enunciated and promulgated by the nursing profession by which the quality of practice, service, or education can be judged. The role of these standards of nursing practice is: --To describe the responsibilities for which nurses are accountable --To provide direction for professional nursing practice --To define the profession s accountability to the public --To define the client outcomes for which nurses are responsible History The first Standards of School Nursing Practice were published by the American Nursing Association in This first document was developed by the Task force on Standards of School Nursing Practice. Organizations represented on the Task Force included the American Nurses Association Division on Community Health Nursing Practice, the American Nurses Association Division on Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practice, the American Public Health Association- Public Health Nursing Section, the American School Health Association, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, the National Association of School Nurses and the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants. School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice The 2 nd and most recent edition of School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice was published in This National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) guide for school nurses is based on the ANS s Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2010) for all registered nurses. These standards are authoritative statements of the duties that school nurses should competently perform. Composed of two sets the Standards of Practice and the Standards of Professional Performance these standards delineate how outcomes for school nurse activities can be measured. The Scope of School Nursing Practice section of the book describes the context of this specialty practice, effectively answering the essential questions: the who, what, where, when, why and how of school nursing practice.

8 Standards of Practice for School Nursing Standard 1. Assessment The school nurse collects comprehensive data pertinent to the client s health data or the situation. Standard 2. Diagnosis The school nurse analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnosis or issues. Standard 3. Outcomes Identification The school nurse identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the client or situation. Standard 4. Planning The nurse develops a plan of care that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes. Standard 5. Implementation The nurse implements the interventions identified in the plan of care. Standard 5A. Coordination of Care The school nurse coordinates care delivery. Standard 5B. Health Teaching and Health Promotion The school nurse provides health education and a safe environment. Standard 5C. Consultation The school nurse provides consultation to influence the identified plan, enhance the abilities of others, and effect change. Standard 5D. Prescriptive Authority and Treatment The advanced practice registered nurse uses prescriptive authority, procedures, referral, treatments, and therapies in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. Standard 6. Evaluation The nurse evaluates the client s progress toward attainment of identified outcomes. Standards of Professional Performance for School Nursing Standard 7. Ethics The school nurse integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice. Standard 8. Education The school nurse attains knowledge and competency that reflects current school nursing practice. Standard 9. Evidence Based Practice and Research The school nurse integrates research and best-practice findings into practice. Standard 10. Quality of Practice The school nurse systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. Standard 11. Communication the school nurse communicates effectively in all areas of practice.

9 Standard 12. Leadership The school nurse provides leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession. Standard 13. Collaboration The school nurse collaborates with the client, the family, the school staff, and others in the conduct of school nursing practice. Standard 14. Professional Practice Evaluation the school nurse evaluates one s own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards, guidelines and relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Standard 15. Resource Utilization The school nurse considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of school nursing services. Standard 16. Environmental Health The school nurse practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner. Standard 17. Program Management The school nurse manages school health services. Please note: The Standards listed above are a much abbreviated overview. School Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice (2010) is available from NASN and is an essential document in guiding school nurse practice. Sources/Resources: School Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice (2010) National Association of School Nurses/American Nurses Association Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice 2 nd Edition (2010) American Nurses Association

Meet Your School Nurse. New York State Association of School Nurses Caring For New York s Future www.nysasn.org

Meet Your School Nurse. New York State Association of School Nurses Caring For New York s Future www.nysasn.org Meet Your School Nurse New York State Association of School Nurses Caring For New York s Future www.nysasn.org School Nursing: Then and Now October 1902: The first school nurse emerged in New York City

More information

ROLE OF HEALTH SERVICES STAFF

ROLE OF HEALTH SERVICES STAFF ROLE OF HEALTH SERVICES STAFF IN SCHOOLS MARYLAND STATE SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES GUIDELINE JANUARY 2006 Maryland State Department of Education Maryland Department of Health and Student Services and Alternative

More information

Standards for the School Nurse [23.120]

Standards for the School Nurse [23.120] Standards for the School Nurse [23.120] STANDARD 1 Content Knowledge The certificated school nurse understands and practices within a framework of professional nursing and education to provide a coordinated

More information

Illinois Licensure Testing System

Illinois Licensure Testing System Illinois Licensure Testing System FIELD 182: SCHOOL NURSE February 2004 Subarea Range of Objectives I. Foundations of Knowledge 01 04 II. The Coordinated School Health Program 05 09 III. Professional Roles

More information

Ro R le l s a nd Re R sponsib i il i i l t i ie i s o f School Health Nurse

Ro R le l s a nd Re R sponsib i il i i l t i ie i s o f School Health Nurse Roles and Responsibilities of School Health Nurse What is School Nursing? Definition based on your experience as a school health nurse (2 Minutes) Definition School Nursing A specialized practiceof professional

More information

School Nurse Supervision of LVNs & Health Clerks

School Nurse Supervision of LVNs & Health Clerks School Nurse Supervision of LVNs & Health Clerks ACSA Every Child Counts Symposium January 2015 Susan Chaides, MEd, RN, CPNP California Ed Code 49400 The governing board of any school district shall give

More information

Objectives. The Scope and Standards of School Nursing Practice. Licensure Laws. Standards of Nursing Practice 03/02/2012

Objectives. The Scope and Standards of School Nursing Practice. Licensure Laws. Standards of Nursing Practice 03/02/2012 Objectives The Scope and Standards of School Nursing Practice Kathy Karsting, RN, MPH School Nursing 101: Session 1 August 31, 2011 1. Describe the legal framework for school nursing practice by the Registered

More information

Recommended School Health Services Staff Roles

Recommended School Health Services Staff Roles SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES: Keeping students healthy, safe, and ready to learn Recommended School Health Services Staff Roles Given the strong connection between health and learning, creating conditions for

More information

SCHOOL NURSE COMPETENCIES SELF-EVALUATION TOOL

SCHOOL NURSE COMPETENCIES SELF-EVALUATION TOOL Page 1 of 12 SCHOOL NURSE COMPETENCIES SELF-EVALUATION TOOL School Nurse School Date Completed School Nurse Supervisor Date Reviewed The school nurse competencies presume that some core knowledge has been

More information

KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING 312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300 Louisville, Kentucky 40222-5172 http://kbn.ky.gov ADVISORY OPINION STATEMENT

KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING 312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300 Louisville, Kentucky 40222-5172 http://kbn.ky.gov ADVISORY OPINION STATEMENT AOS # 30 School Nursing (Revised 6/2014) KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING 312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300 Louisville, Kentucky 40222-5172 http://kbn.ky.gov ADVISORY OPINION STATEMENT SCHOOL NURSING PRACTICE

More information

Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Nurses

Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Nurses Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Nurses Definition of an Effective School Nurse Effective school nurses are vital members of the education team. They are properly

More information

6.63.2.1 ISSUING AGENCY:

6.63.2.1 ISSUING AGENCY: TITLE 6 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION CHAPTER 63 SCHOOL PERSONNEL - LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR ANCILLARY AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL PART 2 LICENSURE FOR SCHOOL NURSES, GRADES PRE K-12 6.63.2.1 ISSUING AGENCY:

More information

AACN SCOPE AND STANDARDS

AACN SCOPE AND STANDARDS AACN SCOPE AND STANDARDS FOR ACUTE AND CRITICAL CARE NURSING PRACTICE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION of CRITICAL-CARE NURSES AACN SCOPE AND STANDARDS FOR ACUTE AND CRITICAL CARE NURSING PRACTICE Editor: Linda Bell,

More information

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK: Additional duties may be assigned.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK: Additional duties may be assigned. POSITION: Reports to: Student Health Coordinator NATURE OF WORK: This professional school nursing position within Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating

More information

Anita Wheeler, RN, MSN, CPN DSHS School Health Coordinator/Nurse Consultant

Anita Wheeler, RN, MSN, CPN DSHS School Health Coordinator/Nurse Consultant The 82 nd Legislative Session in Review Anita Wheeler, RN, MSN, CPN DSHS School Health Coordinator/Nurse Consultant Session Objectives Differentiate between laws, rules, standards and guidelines. Describe

More information

Teresa DuChateau, DNP, RN, CPNP Wisconsin Public Health Association School Nurse Resource Coordinator

Teresa DuChateau, DNP, RN, CPNP Wisconsin Public Health Association School Nurse Resource Coordinator Teresa DuChateau, DNP, RN, CPNP Wisconsin Public Health Association School Nurse Resource Coordinator Early part of century: focused on population health Photo credit: http://schoolnurses.wordpress.com/

More information

School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice Measures have been taken, by the Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotions, to ensure no conflict of interest in this activity School Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice CATHERINE SPARKS,

More information

Silver State Charter Schools School Nurse Job Description

Silver State Charter Schools School Nurse Job Description Silver State Charter Schools School Nurse Job Description I. Job Title and Classification The school nurse is employed by Silver State Charter Schools. The school nurse serves: Silver State Charter Schools

More information

Beaverton SD Paula Hall, RN, BSN, MEd, NCSN, WLWV School District Nurse, 503-673-7014

Beaverton SD Paula Hall, RN, BSN, MEd, NCSN, WLWV School District Nurse, 503-673-7014 Thursday, October 4, 2012 Health Share of Oregon; Potential for collaboration between pediatric practices and school nurses in the tri-county region. School Nurse representatives: Beth Baynes, RN, MSN,

More information

Administrators Guide Managing the School Nurse Resource June 2008

Administrators Guide Managing the School Nurse Resource June 2008 Administrators Guide Managing the School Nurse Resource June 2008 Guidance on the role of the school nurse, including qualifications, responsibilities, definitions, and frequently asked questions. Table

More information

Interpretative Statement: Iowa School Nurses and Delegation

Interpretative Statement: Iowa School Nurses and Delegation Interpretative Statement: Iowa School Nurses and Delegation Purpose: Increasing numbers of students need special health services to participate in their educational program. Providing services requires

More information

2015-16 Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Nurses

2015-16 Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Nurses 2015-16 Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Nurses Definition of an Effective School Nurse Effective school nurses are vital members of the education team. They are

More information

Registered School Nurses Scope of Practice

Registered School Nurses Scope of Practice Registered School Nurses Scope of Practice INTRODUCTION: This document identifies the fundamental competencies required in each of the three domains of nursing practice, namely: Care Provision and Management,

More information

Scope of Practice for the Acute Care CNS. Introduction

Scope of Practice for the Acute Care CNS. Introduction Scope of Practice for the Acute Care CNS Introduction The historical conceptualization of nursing delineates clinical practice dimensions according to the practitioner s role, the practice environment,

More information

Role of the School Nurse in Providing School Health Services

Role of the School Nurse in Providing School Health Services POLICY STATEMENT Role of the School Nurse in Providing School Health Services Organizational Principles to Guide and Define the Child Health Care System and/or Improve the Health of All Children Council

More information

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES SCHOOL NURSES: A long history of caring for our children November 2015 School nursing is a varying combination of what an administrator wants, teachers expect, students need, parents demand, the community

More information

To help improve the educational experience and general wellbeing of those students who are unable to profit from the existing school program.

To help improve the educational experience and general wellbeing of those students who are unable to profit from the existing school program. LOCATOR: 3.01 TITLE: School Psychologist QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Valid Connecticut certification with endorsement as psychologist. 2. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate

More information

Redmond School District Secondary Teacher JOB SUMMARY

Redmond School District Secondary Teacher JOB SUMMARY Redmond School District Secondary Teacher Job Title: School Nurse Reports To: Principal and Executive Director of Student Services FLSA Status: Exempt JOB SUMMARY The practice of professional nursing occurs

More information

School of Nursing School Nurse Credential Program

School of Nursing School Nurse Credential Program School of Nursing School Nurse Credential Program Program Assessment for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for continuing accreditation for a program leading to the School Nurse Services

More information

How Health Reform Will Help Children with Mental Health Needs

How Health Reform Will Help Children with Mental Health Needs How Health Reform Will Help Children with Mental Health Needs The new health care reform law, called the Affordable Care Act (or ACA), will give children who have mental health needs better access to the

More information

Recommended Component: Provide a Full-Time Registered School Nurse All Day, Every Day, for Each School

Recommended Component: Provide a Full-Time Registered School Nurse All Day, Every Day, for Each School Recommended Component: Provide a Full-Time Registered School Nurse All Day, Every Day, for Each School Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

More information

The Role of the School Nurse in Special Education

The Role of the School Nurse in Special Education The Role of the School Nurse in Special Education Jessica Gerdes, MS, BSN, BA, RN, NCSN Principal Consultant, ISBE Juanita Gryfinski, MS, MA, BSN, RN, NCSN Department Chair, Health Services, District 303,

More information

School Nurse. I. Knowing the Content. Finding: THE GUIDELINE IS MET

School Nurse. I. Knowing the Content. Finding: THE GUIDELINE IS MET School Nurse I. Knowing the Content The professional education program provides evidence that candidates for School Nurse certification have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, current license

More information

STUDY GUIDE. Illinois Licensure Testing System. School Nurse (182) Illinois State Board of Education

STUDY GUIDE. Illinois Licensure Testing System. School Nurse (182) Illinois State Board of Education Illinois Licensure Testing System STUDY GUIDE School Nurse (182) Illinois State Board of Education IL-SG-FLD182-03 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Printed by the Authority of the State

More information

Certified Staff Position (Job Description)

Certified Staff Position (Job Description) Certified Staff Position (Job Description) Title: Principal 1. Masters degree in Special Education or related area of specialization 2. Five years of successful teaching; counseling; supervisory or administrative

More information

Expected Competencies of graduates of the nursing program at Philadelphia University

Expected Competencies of graduates of the nursing program at Philadelphia University Expected Competencies of graduates of the nursing program at Philadelphia University Background Educational programs are prepared within the context of the countries they serve. They are expected to respond

More information

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos060.htm Social Workers

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos060.htm Social Workers http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos060.htm Social Workers * Nature of the Work * Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement * Employment * Job Outlook * Projections Data * Earnings * OES Data * Related Occupations

More information

STUDY GUIDE. Illinois Licensure Testing System. School Nurse (182) This test is now delivered as a computer-based test.

STUDY GUIDE. Illinois Licensure Testing System. School Nurse (182) This test is now delivered as a computer-based test. Illinois Licensure Testing System STUDY GUIDE School Nurse (182) This test is now delivered as a computer-based test. See www.il.nesinc.com for current program information. Illinois State Board of Education

More information

Certificate Assessment Plan: Post-Master's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)

Certificate Assessment Plan: Post-Master's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) : Post-Master's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) University of Florida College of Nursing M. Dee Williams, PhD, RN willimd@ufl.edu 1 Table of Contents A. Rationale... 3 B. Mission... 3 C. Student Learning

More information

Michigan School Nurse Task Force. Staffing subcommittee report on recommended school nurse staffing models for the state of Michigan.

Michigan School Nurse Task Force. Staffing subcommittee report on recommended school nurse staffing models for the state of Michigan. Michigan School Nurse Task Force Staffing subcommittee report on recommended school nurse staffing models for the state of Michigan September 2013 Michigan School Nurse Task Force: Staffing subcommittee

More information

UNDER DEVELOPMENT CLASS TITLE: Social Work Support Technician (currently Youth Residential Worker 1)

UNDER DEVELOPMENT CLASS TITLE: Social Work Support Technician (currently Youth Residential Worker 1) OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: Social Services CLASS FAMILY: Social Work CLASS FAMILY DESCRIPTION: This family of positions includes those whose purpose is to provide social services to various populations, including

More information

Oak Park School District. School Psychologist Evaluation

Oak Park School District. School Psychologist Evaluation Oak Park School District School Psychologist Evaluation School Psychologist Evaluation Instrument Domain I: Databased Decision Making and Accountability School psychologists have knowledge of varied models

More information

Scope and Standards of Practice for The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Scope and Standards of Practice for The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Scope and Standards of Practice for The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Editor: Linda Bell, RN MSN Copy Editor: Anne Bernard Designer: Derek Bennett An AACN Critical

More information

Rubric for Evaluating North Carolina s School Nurses (Required)

Rubric for Evaluating North Carolina s School Nurses (Required) Rubric for Evaluating North Carolina s School Nurses (Required) Standard 1. School nurses demonstrate leadership. School nurses demonstrate leadership by promoting and enhancing the overall academic mission

More information

Interpretative Statement: Iowa School Nurses and Delegation

Interpretative Statement: Iowa School Nurses and Delegation Interpretative Statement: Iowa School Nurses and Delegation Purpose: Today, increasing numbers of students need special health services to participate in their educational program. Providing services reuires

More information

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE GUIDE

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE GUIDE Roles and Recommended Interface between the Credentialed School Nurse and School-Based Health Center or Wellness Center (SBHC/WC) Issue Immunizations required for school entry Physical examinations of

More information

PRINTED NAME WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION - CN 597 INTERNSHIP SCHOOL COUNSELING STUDENTS ONLY TO STUDENTS:

PRINTED NAME WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION - CN 597 INTERNSHIP SCHOOL COUNSELING STUDENTS ONLY TO STUDENTS: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION - CN 597 INTERNSHIP SCHOOL COUNSELING STUDENTS ONLY TO STUDENTS: Students are responsible for the completion of all activities on this form.

More information

AUGUST 11 and 12, 2015

AUGUST 11 and 12, 2015 AUGUST 11 and 12, 2015 ABOUT THE PROGRAM This two-day orientation program for Licensed School Nurses provides a framework for practice for baccalaureate-prepared nurses who are new to the school nurse

More information

FINDLAY CITY SCHOOLS PLANNING CONFERENCE AND REVIEW FOR SCHOOL NURSE

FINDLAY CITY SCHOOLS PLANNING CONFERENCE AND REVIEW FOR SCHOOL NURSE FINDLAY CITY SCHOOLS PLANNING CONFERENCE AND REVIEW FOR SCHOOL NURSE School Nurse Conference Date Annual Review Date School Reviewer ANNUAL GOALS Personal Goal(s) GOAL STRATEGY HOW WILL ACHIEVEMENT BE

More information

ARTICLE 4. ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING AND PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING

ARTICLE 4. ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING AND PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING ARTICLE 4. ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING AND PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING Rule 1. Definitions 848 IAC 4-1-1 Applicability Sec. 1. The definitions in this rule apply throughout this

More information

What is Home Care Case Management?

What is Home Care Case Management? What is Home Care Case Management? Printed in USA Arcadia Home Care & Staffing www.arcadiahomecare.com Case Management: What is it why is it important? While different approaches to healthcare today are

More information

Community and Social Services

Community and Social Services Developing a path to employment for New Yorkers with disabilities Community and Social Services Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers... 1 Health Educators... 4 Substance Abuse and Behavioral

More information

(Name of School Division/District) School Nurse (Registered Nurse) Self-Evaluation Form

(Name of School Division/District) School Nurse (Registered Nurse) Self-Evaluation Form (Name of School Division/District) School Nurse (Registered Nurse) Self-Evaluation Form Employee Name: Position: School Year: School: Rating Scale: E= Exemplary P= Proficient D=Developing U=Unacceptable

More information

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER EVALUATION SAMPLE EVIDENCES

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER EVALUATION SAMPLE EVIDENCES As School Social Workers, we often do not fit into typical district forms for employment or evaluation. As a result, teacher evaluation forms are often used to evaluate school social workers. The following

More information

Minnesota Board of Nursing Nursing Practice Committee. Proposed Changes to the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act

Minnesota Board of Nursing Nursing Practice Committee. Proposed Changes to the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act Minnesota Board of Nursing Nursing Practice Committee Proposed Changes to the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act The Minnesota Nurse Practice Act is the law that includes definitions of professional and practical

More information

DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS BULLETIN COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE

DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS BULLETIN COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS BULLETIN COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE DATE OF ISSUE DRAFT EFFECTIVE DATE NUMBER SUBJECT: Health Care Quality Units BY: Kevin T. Casey Deputy Secretary

More information

TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES SUBTITLE A: EDUCATION CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SUBCHAPTER b: PERSONNEL

TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES SUBTITLE A: EDUCATION CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SUBCHAPTER b: PERSONNEL ISBE 23 ILLINOIS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE 23 TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES : EDUCATION CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION : PERSONNEL PART 23 STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL SUPPORT PERSONNEL ENDORSEMENTS

More information

CHAPTER 535 HEALTH HOMES. Background... 2. Policy... 2. 535.1 Member Eligibility and Enrollment... 2. 535.2 Health Home Required Functions...

CHAPTER 535 HEALTH HOMES. Background... 2. Policy... 2. 535.1 Member Eligibility and Enrollment... 2. 535.2 Health Home Required Functions... TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION PAGE NUMBER Background... 2 Policy... 2 535.1 Member Eligibility and Enrollment... 2 535.2 Health Home Required Functions... 3 535.3 Health Home Coordination Role... 4 535.4 Health

More information

Job Description Lemon Grove School District DIRECTOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION

Job Description Lemon Grove School District DIRECTOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION Job Description Lemon Grove School District DIRECTOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION Basic Function Under the immediate supervision of the Superintendent, shall plan, administer and supervise all programs and activities

More information

DATE. Mary Vixie Sandy, Executive Director California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 1900 Capitol Avenue Sacramento, CA 95811-4213

DATE. Mary Vixie Sandy, Executive Director California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 1900 Capitol Avenue Sacramento, CA 95811-4213 DATE Mary Vixie Sandy, Executive Director California Commission on Teacher Credentialing 1900 Capitol Avenue Sacramento, CA 95811-4213 Dear Executive Director Sandy: By means of this letter, I wish to

More information

Social Worker Overview The Field - Preparation - Day in the Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations

Social Worker Overview The Field - Preparation - Day in the Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations Social Worker Overview The Field - Preparation - Day in the Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations The Field Social work is a profession for those with a strong

More information

Indiana School Nurse Effectiveness Rubric

Indiana School Nurse Effectiveness Rubric Indiana School Nurse Effectiveness Rubric This rubric combines many of the professional requirements of a professional School Nurse with those of the RISE Model. It is a working revision of the School

More information

California Standards for the School Counseling Profession

California Standards for the School Counseling Profession California Standards for the School Counseling Profession ORGANIZATION The School Counselor professional Standards are organized into six areas: Engage, Advocate for and Support All Students in Learning;

More information

2015-16 Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Psychologists

2015-16 Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Psychologists 2015-16 Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Psychologists Definition of an Effective School Psychologist Effective school psychologists are vital members of the education

More information

R: Community Health. College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, Competency Profile for LPNs, 3rd Ed. 151

R: Community Health. College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, Competency Profile for LPNs, 3rd Ed. 151 R: Community Health College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, Competency Profile for LPNs, 3rd Ed. 151 Competency: R-1 Nursing R-1-1 R-1-2 R-1-3 R-1-4 R-1-5 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to

More information

Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Competencies

Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Competencies Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner The following are entry-level competencies for the primary care pediatric nurse practitioner. These pediatric population-focused competencies expand upon the core

More information

Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Psychologists Definition of an Effective School Psychologist

Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Psychologists Definition of an Effective School Psychologist Rubric for Evaluating Colorado s Specialized Service Professionals: School Psychologists Definition of an Effective School Psychologist Effective school psychologists are vital members of the education

More information

School Health Services and Health Education -- Applications for Special Education

School Health Services and Health Education -- Applications for Special Education School Health Services and Health Education -- Applications for Special Education Jessica Gerdes, MS, BSN, BA, RN, NCSN ISBE Licensed School Nurse Principal Consultant, ISBE Reginald Patterson, Ed.D Principal

More information

ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE IN IMPLEMENTING SECTION 504

ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE IN IMPLEMENTING SECTION 504 ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE IN IMPLEMENTING SECTION 504 AND INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM SERVICES MARYLAND STATE SCHOOL HEALTH GUIDELINE DECEMBER 2007 Maryland State Department of Education Maryland Department

More information

JOB DESCRIPTION PATERSON BOARD OF EDUCATION. CHILD STUDY TEAM/COUNSELOR /MEDICAL PERSONNEL 3211 School Nurse Page 1 of 7

JOB DESCRIPTION PATERSON BOARD OF EDUCATION. CHILD STUDY TEAM/COUNSELOR /MEDICAL PERSONNEL 3211 School Nurse Page 1 of 7 Page 1 of 7 JOB TITLE: REPORTS TO: SUPERVISES: SCHOOL NURSE Principal and Supervisor of Nursing Services Students NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB: Serves as the primary advocate for the health and well being of

More information

SCHOOL NURSE ORGANIZATION OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARD CRITERIA

SCHOOL NURSE ORGANIZATION OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARD CRITERIA SCHOOL NURSE ORGANIZATION OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARD CRITERIA A. ELIGIBILITY 1. Member of SNOM for the current and preceding two years without a lapse in membership. Nominee must have

More information

TN No: 09-024 Supersedes Approval Date:01-27-10 Effective Date: 10/01/09 TN No: 08-011

TN No: 09-024 Supersedes Approval Date:01-27-10 Effective Date: 10/01/09 TN No: 08-011 Page 15a.2 (iii) Community Support - (adults) (CS) North Carolina is revising the State Plan to facilitate phase out of the Community Support - Adults service, which will end effective July 1, 2010. Beginning

More information

POSITION: Speech Language Pathologist

POSITION: Speech Language Pathologist Please note: This job description is one of several adopted by the State Board of Education between 1984 and 1987 and was designed to correspond with the evaluation instrument. Local school systems can

More information

STRUCTURED OUTPATIENT ADDICTION PROGRAM (SOAP)

STRUCTURED OUTPATIENT ADDICTION PROGRAM (SOAP) STRUCTURED OUTPATIENT ADDICTION PROGRAM (SOAP) Providers contracted for this level of care or service are expected to comply with all requirements of these service-specific performance specifications.

More information

Licensed Practical Nurse Acute Care Medical Surgical Environment

Licensed Practical Nurse Acute Care Medical Surgical Environment Licensed Practical Nurse Acute Care Medical Surgical Environment Purpose of this Document: A key deliverable of the Model of Care Initiative in Nova Scotia is the establishment of province-wide standardized

More information

Guidelines for School Health Centers in California

Guidelines for School Health Centers in California Guidelines for School Health Centers in California Definition A school health center is a facility that delivers one or more of the following clinical service components on a school campus or in an easily

More information

CONTACT: Michael Hodges mkhodges@nrms.k12.nc.us (252) 462-2858. POSITION: School Social Worker

CONTACT: Michael Hodges mkhodges@nrms.k12.nc.us (252) 462-2858. POSITION: School Social Worker POSITION: REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Student Services CONTACT: Michael Hodges mkhodges@nrms.k12.nc.us (252) 462-2858 SALARY GRADE: State Salary Schedule commensurate with degree, certification

More information

Scope and Standards of Home Health Nursing Practice

Scope and Standards of Home Health Nursing Practice Scope and Standards of Home Health Nursing Practice Marilyn D. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA BC, FAAN Lisa Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS BC, CRNI, FAAN Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS BC, CTN Why should you care? ANA

More information

Running head: THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE 1. California State University, Sacramento

Running head: THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE 1. California State University, Sacramento Running head: THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE 1 The Role of the School Nurse Kirsten Munk California State University, Sacramento Running head: THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL NURSE 2 Part I: A Philosophy of School

More information

Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services 3949 South 6 th Street Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services 3949 South 6 th Street Klamath Falls, OR 97603 Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services 3949 South 6 th Street Klamath Falls, OR 97603 Phone: (541) 882-1487 or 1-800-552-6290 HR Fax: (541) 273-4564 OPEN: 10/02/12 CLOSE: WHEN FILLED POSITION: RESPONSIBLE

More information

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: Health Services. CLASS FAMILY: Nursing CLASS FAMILY DESCRIPTION:

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: Health Services. CLASS FAMILY: Nursing CLASS FAMILY DESCRIPTION: OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: Health Services CLASS FAMILY: Nursing CLASS FAMILY DESCRIPTION: This family of positions includes those whose purpose is to perform professional nursing services that directly and/or

More information

Classification: Under the direction of the Family Health Team Manager, the FHT Nurse Practitioner is responsible for:

Classification: Under the direction of the Family Health Team Manager, the FHT Nurse Practitioner is responsible for: JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title: Program: Service: Accountable to: FHT NURSE PRACTITIONER Family Health Team Health Family Health Team Manager Issued By: Date Revised: June 18, 2007 Date Issued: Classification:

More information

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOL - BASED DAY TREATMENT PROGRAMS GUIDELINES

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOL - BASED DAY TREATMENT PROGRAMS GUIDELINES ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOL - BASED DAY TREATMENT PROGRAMS GUIDELINES I. DESCRIPTION A. Day Treatment is the most intensive non-residential program that can be provided over an extended period

More information

SCHOOL NURSE. Reports to: Principal or Principal Designee

SCHOOL NURSE. Reports to: Principal or Principal Designee SCHOOL NURSE Classification: Certificated Reports to: Principal or Principal Designee Location: Assigned School(s) FLSA Status: Exempt Bargaining Unit: NTEA This is a standard position description to be

More information

Lock in Your Team: The Role of the School Nurse in Special Education

Lock in Your Team: The Role of the School Nurse in Special Education Lock in Your Team: The Role of the School Nurse in Special Education 2009 National Alliance for Medicaid in Education Thursday, October 15, 10:45 AM 12:15 PM Derby Janet Lowe, LSN, CPN, MA Lock In : To

More information

1. PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR IDENTITY:

1. PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR IDENTITY: Utah State University Professional School Counselor Education Program Learning Objectives (Adapted from the Standards for Utah School Counselor Education Programs and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling

More information

Position Description

Position Description Teacher As set by state certification authorities. Principal/Assistant Principal Teacher Assistants, Volunteers, Para-professionals, and college students assigned for clinical experience. To lead students

More information

Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services

Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services 2010 INTRODUCTION The mission of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is to represent school psychology and support

More information

Intermediate School District 917 CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION Special Education School Nurse Department: Special Education

Intermediate School District 917 CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION Special Education School Nurse Department: Special Education Title of Immediate Supervisor: Assistant Director of Special Education Intermediate School District 917 Department: Special Education FLSA Status: Exempt Accountable For (Job Titles): Special Education

More information

New Substance Abuse Screening and Intervention Benefit Covered by BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid

New Substance Abuse Screening and Intervention Benefit Covered by BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid Update December 2009 No. 2009-96 Affected Programs: BadgerCare Plus, Medicaid To: All Providers, HMOs and Other Managed Care Programs New Substance Abuse Screening and Intervention Benefit Covered by BadgerCare

More information

Seattle. Health Services

Seattle. Health Services Health Services Has a district health services (HSV) coordinator Requires each school to have an HSV coordinator Requires schools to provide the following health services when needed: Administration of

More information

Program Specific Information Packet. Department of Human Services and Behavioral Health (HSBH) Building 9, Room 217 (937) 512-2845 (800) 315-3000

Program Specific Information Packet. Department of Human Services and Behavioral Health (HSBH) Building 9, Room 217 (937) 512-2845 (800) 315-3000 Sinclair Community College 444 West Third Street Dayton, Ohio 45402 Program Specific Information Packet Department of Human Services and Behavioral Health (HSBH) Building 9, Room 217 (937) 512-2845 (800)

More information

Flagship Priority: Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Flagship Priority: Mental Health and Substance Abuse 10 Colorado s winnable battles Flagship Priority: Mental Health and Substance Abuse ELEVATING HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT Mental and emotional well-being is essential to shaping a state of health for Coloradans.

More information

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTION. Reports to: Administrator Responsible for Special Services

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTION. Reports to: Administrator Responsible for Special Services SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTION Classification: Certificated Reports to: Administrator Responsible for Special Services Location: Assigned School(s) FLSA Status: Exempt Bargaining Unit:

More information

Form Approved OMB No: 0920-0445 Expiration Date: 11/30/2008 Mental Health and Social Services State Questionnaire School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006 Attn: Beth Reed, Project Manager 126 College

More information

Adaptive Physical Education

Adaptive Physical Education Adaptive Physical Education Adapted Physical Education - APE Adapted physical education is a diverse program of developmental activities, exercises, games, rhythms, and sports designed to meet the unique

More information

School Nurse Role in Care and Management of the Child with Diabetes in Colorado Schools and Child Care Settings Position Statement 1 POSITION It is

School Nurse Role in Care and Management of the Child with Diabetes in Colorado Schools and Child Care Settings Position Statement 1 POSITION It is Schools and Child Care Settings Position Statement 1 POSITION It is the position of the Colorado Diabetes Resource Nurses that the school nurse is the only school staff member who has the skills, knowledge

More information

June 20, 2012. Testimony of. Vera F. Tait MD, FAAP. On behalf of the. American Academy of Pediatrics. Before the

June 20, 2012. Testimony of. Vera F. Tait MD, FAAP. On behalf of the. American Academy of Pediatrics. Before the Testimony of Vera F. Tait MD, FAAP On behalf of the Before the Subcommittee on Personnel, Senate Armed Services Committee Department of Federal Affairs 601 13th Street NW, Suite 400 North Washington, DC

More information

COUNSELOR, SOCIAL WORKER, LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (LMHC) STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTION

COUNSELOR, SOCIAL WORKER, LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (LMHC) STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTION COUNSELOR, SOCIAL WORKER, LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (LMHC) STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTION Classification: Certificated Reports to: Principal Location: Assigned School(s) FLSA Status: Exempt Bargaining

More information

Roles of the Nurse Practitioner. Abby Smith. Auburn University/Auburn Montgomery

Roles of the Nurse Practitioner. Abby Smith. Auburn University/Auburn Montgomery Running Head: ROLES OF THE NURSE PRACTITIONER Roles of the Nurse Practitioner Abby Smith Auburn University/Auburn Montgomery 2 Abstract Advanced practice nursing has many roles in health care today, with

More information