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ERIC Number: EJ875852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Comparison of Administrators' and School Nurses' Perception of the School Nurse Role
Green, Rebecca; Reffel, Jim
Journal of School Nursing, v25 n1 p62-71 2009
The current tenuous status of public education funding requires that school nurses be proactive in advocacy efforts on behalf of their school nursing programs. Advocating for nursing practice within an educational setting presents unique challenges. Lack of state or national consensus for support of school nurse services creates an opportunity for school nurse advocates to develop quantitative tools to evaluate their school nurse program. Identifying commonalities and differences between school administrators' and school nurses' perceptions of the school nurse role will provide information that can be used to strengthen programs and facilitate the understanding of school personnel about what school nurses do. This study compared school administrator and school nurse perceptions of the role of the school nurse using a tool based on the National Association of School Nurses' "Advocacy Talking Points." Analysis of responses identified specific areas in which schools could improve their school nurse program and enhance school administrators' understanding of the school nurse role. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A