Definition of School Nursing
School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.
BPS School Nurses
All elementary buildings have the services of a school nurse for an assigned number of hours per week. There are currently 8 nurses serving in the 17 buildings (including BECEP). Three school nurses work part-time and 5 work full-time hours. In addition, there is a full-time school nurse who serves students with Individualized Education Plans and serves as coordinator for the 8 school nurses.