School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge healthcare and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential (NASN, 2020).
What Does a School Nurse Do?
Provides health services that increase school attendance
Helps prevent and control the spread of communicable disease
Administers specialized services to students (medications, tube feedings, insulin)
Verifies immunizations and examinations to keep the school in compliance with state mandates
Screens for hearing and vision deficits
Provides health professional input and direction for school and community policies and programs
Educates students on managing their own health and wellness
Assists in the evaluation of students for special education services
LaSalle Elementary School District No.122 has partnered with SHIELD ILLINOIS, a University of Illinois based program which will provide saliva-based testing of unvaccinated students and staff members for the COVID-19 infection. Please complete this form or request a form in the school office. Thank you.
HEAD LICE INFORMATION
Per the LaSalle Elementary Parent Student Handbook, below is additional information regarding the treatment of head lice:
American Academy of Pediatrics
STREP THROAT INFORMATION
Per Illinois Department of Public Health, below is additional information regarding strep throat: