- Special Education
- Early Childhood
- Special Services
- Health Services
- Gifted & Talented
- 504 Plans
The team strives to remove barriers due to health concerns to encourage educational engagement by providing high quality nursing and health services to support and advocate for student health needs in close collaboration with families, staff and the community.
Who are we?
School nurses have specialized training and expertise in prevention, health promotion and management of health concerns. Nurses provide expertise and guidance to students and staff with preventive care ensuring immunization compliance, vision and hearing screening, as well as acute and emergency care. We also ensure appropriate referrals to services both within the district and in the community.
For students with chronic health conditions, school nurses play a large role in the daily management of their conditions. According the Centers for Disease Control, about 25% of children in the United States aged 2-8 years have chronic health conditions such as asthma, obesity, other physical condition and behavior and learning problems. The healthcare needs of children with chronic illness can be complex along the continuum of the educational experience and continuity of nursing care is crucial to the success of students.
What we do:
School nurses are Special Service Providers with a license granted from CDE. The qualifications for CDE licensure includes a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a license to practice nursing in the State of Colorado, and three years’ experience working in the specialized field of school nursing.
The Difference between the School Nurse Consultant and the Health Clerk
Only Registered Nurses can do the following: