Our licensed school nurses have helped CCS to increase student achievement by providing for the emotional, mental and physical well-being of our students. In addition to providing care to staff in the building, they also help connect our students’ families with needed health care resources. The Ohio Department of Education requires licensed school nurses to have a minimum of a four-year college degree and additional graduate-level coursework to obtain a license.
The certification of our school nurses enables them to practice independently, a vital component to meeting the diverse medical demands of our school setting. School nurses are able to conduct mandatory staff trainings on topics such as the Heimlich maneuver, blood-borne pathogens, CPR, childhood abuse and first aid. School nurses lead schools in their emergency/disaster management plan and create Individual Health Plans and Emergency Action Plans for students with serious or chronic medical conditions.
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How has the licensed school nurse in your school helped care for your students beyond the walls of your classroom?
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