Student Health

Overview


nurse heartThe Edmonds School District has certificated school nurses who provide a wide range of health services to the schools they serve. These nurses work in their respective buildings one day per week with additional time spent working on special education evaluations.
  • School nurses develop emergency care plans for students with life-threatening health conditions such as severe allergies to peanuts or bee stings, severe asthma or diabetic students with insulin reactions.
  • School nurses oversee staff administering medications to students and care for ill or injured students in the school setting.
  • School nurses are responsible for the health assessment of students being evaluated to receive special education services through the Edmonds School District.
  • School nurses are responsible for organizing state-mandated vision and hearing screening.
  • School nurses are alert to any possible communicable disease outbreaks in the school setting and work closely with the Snohomish Health District.
  • School nurses serve as a liaison between the school, the home, and medical or other community resources.
  • School nurses provide health education to students.
  • Classified school nurses are responsible for clinical tasks as designated.
  • Edmonds School District certificated nurses have a bachelor's degree in nursing, a current Registered Nurse license and hold a Washington Professional Education Certificate. Many nurses have advanced degrees. School nurses are required to have current First Aid and CPR training.
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