Celebrating 100 Years of School Nursing!

Celebrating 100 Years of School Nursing!
Posted on 04/10/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Celebrating 100 Years of School Nursing!Boise School District's School Nursing Program turns 100 this school year! The program is one of our nation's first school nursing programs, having started in the District in 1919. Wednesday, May 8th is Nurse Appreciation Day. Help us celebrate by sharing your support of our wonderful school nurses on social media by using the following hashtags:  #BetterHealthBetterLearning, #SchoolNursing #SchoolHealth

About Health Services in Boise School District

The goal of the Health Services department is the promotion of optimal health, the prevention of disease and support of comprehensive health education. The Boise School District currently has a full-time registered Nurse at every secondary school in the district.  A team consisting of a Registered Nurse and a Health Technician work together to meet the needs of 2-3 schools at the elementary level.

  • Health Promotion:  Registered Nurses assist students in acquiring health knowledge and developing attitudes conducive to healthful living. The Registered Nurses complete vision, dental, scoliosis, height and weight screenings. They implement the state communicable disease programs as needed.  The Health Technicians, under the direction of the Registered Nurses, maintain necessary student health records, disseminate health information and assist with health screening of students.
  • Chronic Disease Management: Registered Nurses assist students in meeting needs resulting from disease, accidents, congenital defects or psycho-social disorders.  The Health Technicians assist the Registered Nurses in providing routine and emergency medical care.
  • Health Curriculum: Registered Nurses assist the classroom teacher with Health curriculum in the areas of dental hygiene, health and illness, blood borne diseases and growth and development in grades K-6.
  • Consultation: Registered Nurses are members of their school's Problem Solving Intervention Team and assist with student evaluations, crisis intervention, home visits and community referrals.  They provide health consultation to parents, teachers and other members of the team.  

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School Nursing Program