School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. The School nurse is a liaison between education and health care, linking school, home and community.
Adopted from the National Association of School Nurses Position Statement: Professional School Nurse Roles and Responsibilities, 1996.
The primary goal of the Delaware Area School District nurse is to provide nursing services that promote the student’s ability to learn. Our goals are to:
Ensure a safe school environment;
Conducts health assessments, develops and implements Individual health Plans (IHP);
Maintain, evaluates and interprets health information to accommodate the needs of the students;
Formulates, recommends, implements and supervises school health policy and protocols, including medications and treatments at school;
Plans and provides for emergency intervention for illness, injury and other urgent situations;
Helps control communicable disease by assuring immunization law compliance, providing surveillance and reporting contagious diseases;
Works with other school personnel to assure a school environment that is safe and conducive to learning;
Provides health education on a wide range of subjects to all ages, including parents and staff;
Is the liaison between community, doing whatever it takes to help assure that students are in school, ready and able to achieve at their highest level.
District forms are provided in the links below:
For questions or concerns regarding your child's health and wellness at DACC, please contact:
DACC Healthcare Professional