ERIC Number: ED562033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: N/A
School Nursing in New Mexico: Partners in Education. Annual School Health Services Summary Report 2012-2013
New Mexico Public Education Department
The school nurse serves in an essential role to provide expertise and oversight for the provision of school health services and promotion of health Education. Using clinical knowledge and judgement, the school nurse plans and provides health care to students, performs health screenings and coordinates referrals to the medical home or private healthcare provider. The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and healthcare providers to advocate for health care and a healthy school environment. This summary report provides in tabular form, statistical information on School Nursing in New Mexico for the 2012-2013 school year on the following: (1) School Nurse Staffing in New Mexico; (2) Students with a Medical Diagnosis; (3) Medically Complex Procedures; (4) Prescription Medications, Student Visits to health Office; and (5) Student Screenings.
Descriptors: School Nurses, Role, School Health Services, Health Promotion, Health Education, Special Needs Students, Drug Therapy, Chronic Illness, Screening Tests
New Mexico Public Education Department. 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786. Tel: 505-827-5800; Web site: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Public Education Department; New Mexico State Dept. of Health, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico