Williamsburg-James City County has a registered nurse in every school.  School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students.  To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; 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. Our school nurses work collaboratively with school administrators, teachers, counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, families and community to champion the success of all students and to assist each student to reach their optimum state of health and well-being. The following are some of the many services our school nurses provide:

  • Assessment and intervention of acute illness and injury
  • Identification, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of student health concerns
  • Screening/Referrals for health factors impacting student learning (vision, hearing, etc.)
  • Medication administration and management
  • Specialized health care procedures
  • Chronic disease management and education
  • Training and delegation of certain heath care procedures to designated unlicensed personnel
  • Development of Individualized Health Care Plans for students with health conditions that may interfere with the learning process
  • Immunization Compliance
  • School / community / health care provider liaison
  • Multidisciplinary teams/committees participation
  • Crisis team participation
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Nursing practice in accordance with local division policies, current state laws, and professional standards of School Nursing as defined by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
  • Advocacy for children’s health and safety within the educational setting

School Nurses