The 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.