100 Third St NE Watford City, ND 58854


Health Services

Health Services

School Nurses

Ashley Abbe photograph

Ashley Abbe
Badlands Elementary and Watford City Middle School

Laine Hasper photograph

Laine Hasper-Bittle
Fox Hills Elementary and Watford City High School

What Can A School Nurse Do?

A school nurse can:

  • Administer specialized services to students (medications insulin pumps, tube feedings, ventilator care)
  • Verify immunization records
  • Provide screening and make referrals for vision and hearing
  • Provide professional health input and direction for school and community policies and programs
  • Identify and treat accidents and injuries
  • Manage students with chronic conditions such as diabetes, seizure disorders, allergies and asthma
  • Counsel students about physical and emotional issues

5 Ways A School Nurse Benefits A School

School nurses improve attendance through health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management.

Improved attendance means the healthy student is in the classroom ready to learn.

A school nurse in the building saves principals, teachers, and secretarial staff a considerable amount of time that they would spend addressing health concerns of students.

A school nurse in the building can promote self-care among principals, teachers and support staff.

  1. Increases Attendance
  2. Improves Academic Scores
  3. Saves Time
  4. Staff Wellness
  5. Preparedness

A school nurse can train staff for emergency situations.

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