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ERIC Number: ED540407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
The Role of the School Nurse and School Based Health Centers. Position Statement. Revised
Bannister, Ann; Kelts, Susan
National Association of School Nurses (NJ1)
The National Association of School Nurses holds the position that a combination of school nursing services and school-based health centers (SBHCs) can facilitate positive health outcomes for students. SBHC services complement the work of the school nurses, who are responsible for the entire population of students, by providing a referral site for students without another medical home. SBHCs may provide primary nursing, medical, dental, mental health and other services to those students enrolled in the SBHC program. When available, SBHCs should be integrated with school nursing services to provide a continuum of health services to keep students healthy, in school, and ready to learn. Funding for SBHCs and school nurses typically comes from different sources, so the relationship should by complementary and not competitive. [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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Nurses