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ERIC Number: ED558481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel: Their Role on the School Health Services Team. Position Statement
Rose, Kathleen C.; Disney, Jody; Andresen, Kathleen; Tuck, Christine; Porter, Jessica; Bobo, Nicole
National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that, where laws permit, unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) can have valuable and necessary roles as assistants to school nurses. It is the professional responsibility of the registered professional school nurse (herein after referred to as school nurse) to identify UAP in the school setting and to train, evaluate for competency, monitor and supervise the selected individuals. The school nurse is accountable for ensuring continued competency of UAP beyond the initial documented training and for maintaining competency to provide health services to individual students according to individualized healthcare plans (IHPs) and/or district policies. [This document replaces the position statement "Unlicensed Assistive Personnel: The Role on the School Nurse" (Adopted 2002, revised January 2011).]
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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