Benefits of Being a Nurse in a School Setting
  • Impact: Affect the lives of youth AND their environments
  • Relationship-Building: Benefit from countless opportunities to develop positive long term relationships with students, families and staff
  • Sustainability: Follow nursing interventions and outcomes over time
  • Ownership: Manage your “own” caseload and office
  • Community and Collaboration: Work as a health specialist within an interdisciplinary educational community
  • Education: Never stop learning!
  • Relevance: Impart current life skills and timely public health interventions
  • School Employee Benefits: Obtain school employee benefits while working a predictable schedule
  • Support: Receive guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization
  • Leadership: Grow as a community leader
  • Advocacy: Make a life-long difference in the lives of youth at risk
A nurse in a school setting is responsible for:
  • Illness assessment and care
  • Injury prevention, triage and treatment
  • Individualized healthcare planning and case management for students with special health needs
  • Medication administration and monitoring
  • Community health promotion
  • Communicable disease prevention and control
  • Staff education and training
  • Family health education
  • Consulting with providers along with family for medical, social, behavioral, and emotional issues
  • Collaboration with school personnel and administration to ensure health and academic positive outcomes for students
  • Monitoring and ensuring immunization compliance |
  • Health policy development and evaluation
  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary crisis teams, wellness committees, and health agencies

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If Interested in being a substitute nurse for
the Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District.