Nursing Services promotes optimal physical, social, and emotional wellness of our school community. Our focus is to enhance the educational process by maximizing and protecting the overall health status of school age youth.
We believe that good health enables all students to benefit from the education experience leading to productive living and a successful future. School nurses actively promote healthy life style choices, strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting children’s health status, and are advocates for school age children.
Unique stressors present in an urban society (i.e., poverty, unemployment, homelessness, teen-age pregnancy, high drop-out rates, lack of health insurance) complicate the attainment of an optimal level of wellness. Illness and disability are prevented by the early detection and correction of health problems. Prevention and intervention activities can reduce high risk behaviors. The quality and quantity of education of each student is directly proportionate to the physical, social, and emotional level of health.