School nursing is a specialized practice of nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health of students (NASN, 2016). At PASD, each student has a
school nurse available to assist and advocate for their health and well-being. Additionally, building nurses provide for the daily healthcare needs of students including illness, injury and
chronic disease management. The health services staff strive to optimize health maintenance, promotion, protection, and improvement for students, staff, and the community. We believe that
when a student’s health is optimized, he/she is able to participate more fully in their education.
School health services are not a substitute for your child’s primary medical, dental, or other community providers. We encourage parents/guardians to obtain annual physical exams,
dental exams, and care from other specialty providers as needed for their child.
We encourage parents/guardians to establish a relationship with their child’s building nurse, especially if the child has any special healthcare needs that could impact their ability to
fully participate in their academic program.
National Association of School Nurses. (2016). The role of the 21st century school nurse (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.