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Coordinator Health Services: Margo Bushmiaer
3010 West 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
ARKANSAS DEPT of HEALTH IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
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Seasonal Allergies - Differentiating between Pinkeye and allergies
SCHOOL NURSING IN THE LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Who is the School Nurse?
LRSD school nurses are professional, registered nurses (R.N.s) licensed to practice in accordance with current Professional Standards of School Nursing Practice, as stated by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. Each Nurse serves as an advocate for children's health and safety within the educational setting. The district has assigned a nurse for a minimum of two days per week at the elementary schools and full-time nurses at all middle and high schools.
To better serve the students your School Nurse has expertise in the following areas:
Pediatric, public health and mental health nursing with strong health promotion, assessment and referral skills
Education and health laws impacting children
Teaching strategies for the delivery of health education to students and staff
What Does A School Nurse Do?
The primary role of the School Nurse is to support student learning. The nurse accomplishes this by implementing strategies that promote student and staff health and safety. As the health services expert, the School Nurse serves as the health professional for the school community. Today's school nurses provide episodic care, manage chronic conditions, track communicable diseases, promote healthy behaviors, connect children with insurance and health care providers, and handle medical emergencies. They care for students with disabilities and for those who depend on medical devices such as gastrostomy tubes, insulin pumps, and urinary catheters. And they act as a health care safety net for all children.
Vaccine Clinic Information