(Columbus, GA) –National School Nurse Week is May 6 -12, 2010. National School Nurse Day is celebrated on May 12, 2010, the birthday of a famous nurse named Florence Nightingale. The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as:
A specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.
MCSD recognizes the importance of the role that the school nurse plays in keeping our children safe, healthy, and in school by removing health related barriers to learning by promoting health and wellness for students. School nurses also work with parents and the community to provide health education and resources.
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