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Nursing and Health Services

Lynn O'Dell, nursing coordinator, with a studentSchool nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, lifelong achievement, and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate normal development and positive student response to interventions; promote health and safety, including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and 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 [NASN], 2010).

MPS school nursing and health services goals include the following:

  • Provide individual, quality nursing care
  • Encourage parent/child communication involvement
  • Emphasize health education and wellness of students, school personnel, and the community
  • Use all available community resource services so that all students will be able to achieve their maximum learning potential and well-being

School nurses provide but are not limited to the following tasks during the school year:

  • First aid/sudden illness care/emergency care
  • Medication management
  • Immunization compliance and follow-up
  • Vision screening and follow-up
  • Dental resources
  • CPR/AED skills
  • Health communication among staff and parents
  • Health education

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Student Health Services Supervisor:
Linda Williams
Phone: 414-438-3458

Manager of Psychological and Allied Health Services:
Travis Pinter
Phone: 414-438-3458

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