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Tuttle, Malti; Yordy, Morgan; Appling, Brandee; Hanley, Erika – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
School counselors and school nurses strive to support the well-being of students in K-12 school settings. Both professionals often overlap and interact with the same students prompting the need for effective collaboration. The purpose of this article is to introduce a collaboration model to assist school counselors and school nurses in forming a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Counselors, School Nurses, Well Being
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Rutkowski, Elaine M.; Brimer, Debbie – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Extant studies indicate persons with autism have difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, repetitive behaviors, and poor ability to generalize learned skills. Obesity has also been identified as significantly affecting children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Negative experience in physical education (PE) may…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Autism, Physical Education, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Gautam, Sulava – Advocates for Youth, 2012
Schools are in a unique position to provide their students comprehensive health services and referrals to community-based health centers, due to their accessibility to students and their ability to provide health education targeted specifically for young people. Schools have the important responsibility of addressing the needs of students by…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Education, Youth, Integrated Services
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Stepney, Cesalie; Kane, Katelyn; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie – Journal of School Nursing, 2011
Pediatric asthma is often undiagnosed, and therefore untreated. It negatively impacts children's functioning, including school attendance and performance, as well as quality of life. Schoolwide screening for asthma is becoming increasingly common, making identification of possible asthma particularly relevant for school nurses. Nurses may need to…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Chronic Illness, Quality of Life, Parent Counseling
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Kitto, Lisa – Journal of School Nursing, 2010
Initial symptoms and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) usually occur between 10 and 20 years of age, although younger cases are reported. The complicated nature of IBD diagnosis and treatment can interfere with physical and emotional development that normally occurs in school-age children and adolescents. The school nurse should be…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Diseases, Identification, Adolescent Development
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Crowder, Sharron J. – Journal of School Health, 2010
Asthma, a major health problem, is the most common chronic illness of school-aged children and adolescents, with an estimated 6.8 million students affected in the United States. Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism, with an estimated 14 million lost school days per year. In August 2007, the National Asthma Education and Prevention…
Descriptors: Prevention, School Nurses, Chronic Illness, Nursing
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McLachlan, Debra A.; Burgos, Teresa; Honeycutt, Holly K.; Linam, Eve H.; Moneymaker, Laura D.; Rathke, Meghan K. – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Emotion recognition is a critical life skill children need for mental health promotion to meet the complexities and challenges of growing up in the world today. Five nursing students and their instructor designed "Emotion Locomotion," a program for children ages 6-8 during a public health nursing practicum for an inner-city parochial school.…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Elementary School Students, Parochial Schools
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Mai, Nicholas; Cooper, Leslie – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
School nurses are faced with the challenge of identifying and treating ankle injuries in the school setting. There is little information guiding the assessment and treatment of these children when an injury occurs. It is essential for school nurses to understand ankle anatomy, pathophysiology of the acute ankle injury, general and orthopedic…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Injuries, Guidelines, School Personnel
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Fitzsimons, Virginia M.; Krause-Parello, Cheryl A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Members of the Armed Services and Reserve Unit Members, both male and female, are being deployed to distant lands for long periods of time, disrupting family life and causing stressful times for the adults and children in the family. Traditionally, the mother of the military family was left to be the caregiver after the deployment of the…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, School Nurses, Dependents, Caregivers
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Kistner, Mary – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Lack of privacy, risk of bullying, limited access, lack of essential products for good hygiene, and dirty bathrooms can all contribute to encouraging a child to withhold urine and stool while in school. Withholding behaviors over time can create a condition known as dysfunctional elimination syndrome (DES). DES is any pattern of voiding or…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Physical Disabilities, School Nurses, Privacy
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Krause-Parello, Cheryl A.; Sciscione, Patricia – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Currently there is a rise in bedbugs seen in schools. The wingless, blood-sucking insects can arrive at school via student book bags, student clothing, or other personal items. If a student presents in the health office with a bite mark, the school nurse will need to differentiate between a bedbug bite and other insect bites, such as fleas,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Entomology, School Nurses, Etiology
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Spriggle, Melinda – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
School nurses are in a unique position to provide care for students with special health care needs in the school setting. The incidence of chronic conditions and improved technology necessitate care of complex health care needs that had formerly been managed in inpatient settings. Delegation is a tool that may be used by registered nurses to allow…
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, School Nurses, Nursing, School Health Services
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Helbing, Mary-Lee C.; Ficca, Michelle – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by disturbing thoughts, impulses, or images (obsessions); repetitive or ritualistic behaviors (compulsions); or the presence of both. Although some may believe this disorder is isolated to the adult population, it affects anywhere from 1% to 4% of children in the United…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Behavior Disorders, Anxiety Disorders
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Ladd, Victoria J. – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
A variety of leadership theories are examined to support the idea that school nurses can be positive deviants in the school setting. Transformational leadership, situational leadership, and complexity theory can all be used by school nurses to create positive change in the school environment because all recognize the need for flexible leadership…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Role, Transformational Leadership, Educational Environment
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Campbell, Tia B. – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Traditional orientation programs for school nurses may not meet the needs of nurses new to the specialty. In this era where technology is a major aspect of our daily lives, the Internet offers new school nurses an avenue where information can be accessed at anytime and from anyplace. This article explores a Web-based orientation program that has…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Entry Workers, Staff Orientation, Web Based Instruction
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