Welcome to the Health Clinic within Grace Christian School.
We have a Well Clinic and a Sick Clinic. A registered nurse is on campus during school hours with our students and staff.
Our school nurse is here to help with any medical interventions that may arise throughout the school day, allowing students maximum learning time and education exposure without interruption. The presence of a nurse on campus provides quick treatment for time-sensitive medical needs, support for chronic conditions, and/or emergency medical care. A registered nurse brings professional expertise in health, wellness, prevention, chronic disease management, mental health support, and growth and development instruction to the educational team.
The ultimate goal of the school nurse is to promote a safe and healthy community in which the students will be encouraged to become life-long learners, self-managers, and self-advocates for their health, education, and other issues.
School nurse’s activities include many roles:
- Assess and evaluate the overall student health.
- Plan action for elimination, minimization or acceptance of health problems.
- Provide information and referral for health/emotional concerns.
- Provide daily assistance for students with diabetes/epilepsy/asthma/allergies/etc.
- Provide selected health services for students/staff.
- Provide assessment, triage, and care of sick and/or injured students and staff.
- Observe school facilities and recommend modifications to maintain optimum health and safety of students and staff.
- Administer medications as needed.
- Perform vision and growth screenings.
- Monitor immunizations status & compliance with current State requirements.
- Follow-up concerns regarding student and community health.
- Provide education on a variety of health topics to students, families, health/science classes, and staff.
- Any other health care and education-related responsibilities as they are discovered.
- Daily/weekly monitoring and as needed adjustment of policies/procedures related to local, state, and federal mandates/recommendations regarding current health status of the community. Constant review of data from many sources to make the best data-driven/science-based plan of action.
- Data collection for review and analysis of our current processes.
- And much more…