National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day in USA in 2025
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Dates of National School Nurse Day
2025 USA Wednesday, May 7thNational School Nurse Day
2024 USA Wednesday, May 8thNational School Nurse Day
2023 USA Wednesday, May 10thNational School Nurse Day
2022 USA Wednesday, May 11thNational School Nurse Day
2021 USA Wednesday, May 12thNational School Nurse Day
Summary
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A school nurse is a licensed healthcare professional who is responsible for providing medical care and support to students, staff, and faculty within a school setting. The specific duties of a school nurse can vary depending on the size and type of school, but generally include:

  1. Health assessments: Conducting health assessments, such as measuring height, weight, and blood pressure, and checking for any signs of illness or injury.

  2. First aid: Providing first aid and emergency care for injuries or illnesses that occur at school.

  3. Chronic condition management: Assisting students with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or asthma, by providing care and support and coordinating with healthcare providers.

  4. Medication administration: Administering medications and treatments as prescribed by a healthcare provider.

  5. Health education: Providing health education and promoting healthy behaviors, such as proper hand hygiene and nutrition, to students, staff, and faculty.

  6. Infection control: Monitoring for and preventing the spread of communicable diseases and promoting infection control practices, such as hand washing and vaccination.

  7. Mental health support: Providing mental health support and referrals for students who are struggling with emotional or behavioral issues.

In summary, a school nurse plays a critical role in promoting the health and well-being of students, staff, and faculty within a school setting. They are responsible for providing medical care, promoting health education, and addressing a variety of health-related issues that arise in a school setting.

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