School Nurse Corps

SNC September 2022

 

Overview

  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.

 

Mission

  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.

 

Vision

  The 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.

 

Objectives

  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 Service

  Additional 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.

 

Professional Development and Continuing Education

  To see the latest professional development and continuing education opportunities, visit pdEnroller, or the SNC Calendar of Events.

   To view the pdEnroller User Guide, click here.

 

Upcoming Events

       DITEP Training                  SNC CE May 2024Providence School Nurse Conference 2024

   To register for DITEP Training on April 22, click here.  

    To register for the May SNC CE School Nurse Day Webinar - Medicaid Billing, click here

NEWESD 101 | School Nurse Corps

4202 S Regal St, Spokane, WA 99223  |  Phone: 509.789.3538  or 3583 |  Fax: 509.323.2747

             Alma McNamee, Director                                       Alicia Low, Team Leader / School Nurse                                      Wendy Supanchick, Team Leader / School Nurse
             [email protected]                                           [email protected]                                                                           [email protected]

 

                                       Amy Lutz, Public Health Program Specialist                                Aimee Nechanicky, Program Assistant

                                       Phone: 509.688.9723 /  [email protected]                                    [email protected]

                              

 

 

 

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