School Nurse Corps
The School Nurse Corps (SNC) began in the 1999-2001 biennium as a statewide program funded by the Legislature to provide limited school nursing services in mostly rural school districts where there was little or no experience with school nursing services.
The SNC program provides school nurse services to school districts and their students through RN consultations, supervision and training of unlicensed school staff.The program also provides direct services so that students receive the nursing care they need by the appropriate staff in order to experience optimal health, remain safe and in school. In addition, SNC provides educational resources and professional development opportunities for school nurses across the region.
The School Nurse Corps, in partnership with schools, families and communities, will help students to achieve academic success by improving school health services and student health outcomes.VisionThe School Nurse Corps assists in the pursuit of student academic success by supporting and expanding public school districts' capacity to provide a safe and healthy learning environment and optimal health for each student.
The SNC provides services, educational opportunities and health program assistance that deliver the following student and staff benefits (not limited to):
1. Student health assessment and health problem identification.
2. Develop Emergency Care Plans (ECP) and Individual Health Plans (IHP), and Americans with Disabilities 504 Plans for students with special health care needs.
3. Provide medication training, delegation and supervision for unlicensed school staff.
4. Assist with student health concerns, referrals and follow-up.5. Coordinate vision and hearing screening programs and consultation for immunization compliance.6. Consultation for school staff on educational impact of student health concerns.7. Health education for staff and students.Fee for ServiceAdditional services are available for:1. Intensive onsite school health services, technical assistance and consultation for addressing challenging school health program issues.2. Provide vision and hearing screening assistance for schools.ContactsPhone: 509-789-3538Fax: 509-323-2747Julie Schultz, DirectorAlma McNamee, Team LeaderLinda Smith, Administrative Assistant