(i) A plan for in service education for school personnel including observations of
the health of students, referral systems, and first aid and emergency care procedures.
(j) A system by which school personnel may initiate appropriate referral of students.
(k) Policies and procedures enabling school personnel to comply with established
(l) Policies and procedures for the prevention and control of health problems,
including communicable diseases.
(m) Policies and procedures for the prevention and control of accidents and injuries.
(n) Policies and procedures for maintaining a healthful school environment.
History: 1979 AC.
R 340.1163 Functions of the school nurse.
Rule 3. A school nurse shall:
(a) Assess and evaluate the health and development status of students through nursing
diagnosis and the use of appropriate evaluative techniques.
(b) Interpret nursing assessments of medical evaluations to the students, their
parents and school personnel and provide an understanding of implications for the
educational performance of students, while recognizing and maintaining the
confidential nature of the information.
(c) Plan a course of action and assist students, their parents and school personnel in
assuming proper roles for eliminating, minimizing, preventing, or understanding the
health problems which interfere with effective learning by the student.
(d) Recommend to parents and appropriate school personnel modifications in the
educational program as indicated by the health and developmental status of students.
(e) Stimulate incorporation of health education in the school curriculum by serving on
curriculum committees, serving as a consultant and resource person or participating in
teacher-parent education programs.
(f) Serve as intermediary between the school and the home, private physician, and
health and social agencies regarding the health status of students and their needs for
consideration in future community health planning.
(g) Assist students and their families to obtain optimum health and well-being by
stimulating behavior change through the educative process, including individual or
(h) Interpret health information when serving as a member of a special education
placement committee or other programs in which health information is desirable.
(i) Plan and provide inservice education, in cooperation with other appropriate
personnel, for school personnel regarding health observations, referral systems and first
aid and emergency care procedures.
(j) Identify and recommend students for placement in special programs, initiate
referrals for supplemental testing when health information or developmental history
indicates, and refer students to appropriate personnel when necessary.
(k) Assume leadership in the development and revision of written first aid and
emergency care policies.