"The school nurse provides health care to students and staff, 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. " (National Association of School Nurses / American Nurses Association [NASN / ANA], 2005).
Health and learning go hand in hand. The school nurse has a multi-faceted role within the school setting; one that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of our students while supporting the academic success of the student population.
My name is Theresa Simaitis R.N. I am the school nurse at Litchfield High School, grades 7-12. My role as the school nurse is to oversee school health policies and programs.
Immunization Requirements for Newly Enrolled Students at Connecticut Schools
(from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health)
“Keeping students in school, in class, and ready to learn. Professional school nurses make the difference
National Association of School Nurses