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What is School Nursing?

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement of students.  To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and/or potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning.

National Association of School Nurses 1999