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ERIC Number: ED558467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
The Complementary Roles of the School Nurse and School Based Health Centers. Position Statement
Ondeck, Lynnette; Combe, Laurie; Baszler, Rita; Wright, Janet
National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the unique combination of school nursing services and school-based health centers (SBHCs) facilitate positive health outcomes for students. The registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) is responsible for management of the daily health needs of the student population. SBHCs, operating as medical clinics, complement the work of school nurses by providing a readily accessible referral site for students who are without a medical home. School nurses work collaboratively with SBHCs to provide an array of health services to keep students healthy, in school, and ready to learn. School nurses and SBHCs both function as health safety nets for children in need (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation [RWJF], 2010; Bavin, 2012) and should collaborate to provide comprehensive health care to students. [This document replaces the Position Statement "The Role of the School Nurse and School-Based Health Centers" (Adopted: June 1986; Revised: June 1996, June 2001, January 2011) (ED540407).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Nurses