ERIC Number: ED346682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-12
Reference Count: N/A
Role of the School Nurse.
Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
These guidelines on Maryland school nursing are based on recommendations of a Maryland committee composed of representatives from state and local health and education agencies, schools of nursing, the Board of Nursing, Maryland State School Health Council, directors of nursing, and a physician. The standards established by the American Nurses Association and the National Association of School Nurses were also used as a basis for this document. The document delineates the role of the school nurse in these areas: theory and knowledge; program management; nursing process (including assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation); interdisciplinary collaboration; health education; professional development and conduct; community health systems; and research. A glossary of 17 related terms is provided. Recommendations of the committee include: (1) reactivate the committee and review impact of the document at the end of the 1992 school year; (2) use the document as a basis for practice and the development of job descriptions; and (3) encourage schools of nursing to develop and provide credit courses related to school nursing. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland