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ERIC Number: ED539223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
Pregnant and Parenting Students--The Role of the School Nurse. Position Statement. Revised
Davis-Alldritt, Linda; Bushmiaer, Margo; Desisto, Marie; Lambert, Patrice; Murphy, M. Kathleen; Roland, Sharon; Selser, Kendra; Wyckoff, Leah
National Association of School Nurses (NJ1)
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) believes that the school nurse is in a prime position to support the health and wellbeing of pregnant and parenting students and contribute to their lifelong success by linking them to resources and advocating for policies and practices that promote high school graduation. It is the position of NASN that school nurses have a vital role in the development and implementation of evidenced-based policies, nursing care procedures, educational programs and materials for students and their parents relating to pregnancy prevention, teen parenting and school completion. School nurses track pregnancy trends, review the school's human growth and development curriculum, assist in the selection of high-quality educational materials and programs based on the age, culture, and level of risk of the target population, and evaluate the short-term and long-term outcomes of the school's programs. The role of the school nurse with pregnant and parenting students is complex and includes assistance in pregnancy identification, providing parenting education, support in preventing additional pregnancies, and participation/leadership of multidisciplinary teams that plan and support accommodations for the student (Will, 2008). [For the complete report, "Position Statements, Issue Briefs, Resolutions and Consensus Statements. Revised," see ED539227.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Nurses
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972