Seminole County Public Schools provides health care services through the use of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and clinic assistants. Our registered nurses oversee health services at multiple school locations. School clinics are staffed by unlicensed assistive personnel who receive training from the School Board Nurses.
Who Are School Board Nurses?
School Board Nurses are registered nurses licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing. They are experienced in pediatric, public and mental health nursing with strong health promotion, assessment and referral skills. As specialized nursing professionals, they advocate for children’s health and safety within the educational setting. The goal of the School Board Nurses is to have students healthy, in school, and ready to learn.
Health Services provided by the School Board Nurse
- Coordinate delivery of health related services provided to students.
- Support educational success and reduce health related barriers to learning.
- Provide health-related education to students and staff in individual and group settings.
- Consult with and train clinic assistants and other school personnel regarding health issues, procedures, and medication administration.
- Conduct scoliosis screenings, referrals, and follow up for 6th grade students.
- Review immunization and health records for compliance.
- Collaborate with the School Social Worker to provide community resources to students and their families.
- Conduct home visits as needed to assist families with health related concerns.
- Participate in the development of the school district health policies and guidelines.
Health Services Coordinator