Cover: A Baseline Assessment of the District of Columbia School Health Nursing Program

A Baseline Assessment of the District of Columbia School Health Nursing Program

Published Dec 12, 2008

by Anita Chandra, Shannah Tharp-Gilliam, Amber Price, Priya Sharma, Teague Ruder, Debra Lotstein, Carole Roan Gresenz, Nicole Lurie

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This working paper describes findings from a baseline assessment of the District of Columbia (D.C.) School Health Nurse Program (SHNP). As part of the D.C. SHNP, school nurses provide health services that include assessment and care for acute illness or injury, health education and counseling, medication administration, and treatment for students with medical conditions; hearing, vision, and scoliosis screenings and referrals; immunization surveillance; promotion of a healthy school environment; and liaison services between school staff, parents, and community health providers. The assessment examines stakeholder perspectives on gaps in student health care and how the D.C. SHNP should contribute, the linkages between school nurses and community health services, and the essential features of a comprehensive school health program including the roles and responsibilities of school nurses.

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