The role of the school nurse has evolved. It has expanded from administering first aid and promoting hand washing to key participation in program planning for health and educational outcomes for the school-aged child. Nurses provide leadership in promoting a healthy and safe school environment, case management of chronically ill children, collaboration between family and school, and referral to essential community resources. Additionally, the school nurse is a valuable resource on the multidisciplinary special education team. The school nurse is the health care expert in the school and is in a unique position to meet the actual and potential needs of all students – including those with special needs.
Cluskey, M. and Schwend, K. (2015), "The Role of the School Nurse in Special Education", Interdisciplinary Connections to Special Education: Key Related Professionals Involved (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 30B), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0270-401320150000030008Download as .RIS
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