• Health Services

    Medications at School Health Screenings Community Helpers Illness and Attendance
    Immunizations Health Education Parenting Links Student Health Services
    Communicable Diseases Accessing Health Care




    How Your School Nurse
    Links Health with Learning

    • Provides Health Care Services
    • Performs vision screenings
    • Verifies immunization compliance in accordance with Washington State law
    • Collaborates with home and health care providers
    • Creates health care plans and emergency actions plans
    • Delegates and trains staff
    • Administers prescribed medication and treatments
    • Supervision and training in first aid care for all health room personnel
    • Assesses illnesses and injuries
    • Plans for acute and chronic illnesses
    • Monitors health status
    • Educates staff, students and family in health issues and communicable diseases
    • Teaches CPR and first aid
    • Presents health lessons in the classroom
    • Assists families in obtaining health care
    • Advocates for individual student's education program
    • Provides referrals to community agencies
    • Assists families with financial needs

    Kent School District
    Certificated School Nurse Training

    • Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, including training in public health nursing.
    • Licensure as a registered nurse in Washington State.
    • Certification as an Educational Staff Associate school nurse from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
    • Additional post-graduate coursework including but not limited to: School health; crisis intervention; health counseling; child development; health curriculum; special education, and; drug/alcohol issues.
    School Nurse