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Registered Nurse Role
  • Leader of the school health nursing team, which includes LPNs and HRTs
  • Supervise and evaluate LPNs and HRTs in several assigned school buildings
  • Delegate nursing functions HRTs as mandated through the Maryland Board of Nursing
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate a health service program for the assigned schools
  • Serve as liaison/collaborator between the schools, students, parents/guardians and health care providers
  • Develop, write and implement health care plans for specific individual students
  • Interpret students' health/developmental status to parents/guardians and school personnel
  • Help families to find and use available health resources and be available to attend medical appointments with families and to visit families in their homes
  • Compile and maintain a file of current health education materials for students and faculty
  • Implement and interpret defined policies and procedures, as well as programs for the prevention and control of communicable diseases
  • Investigate communicable diseases in the school setting
  • Promote effective sharing of information resources among the community, health care professionals and the school(s)
  • Analyze school health records and reports in order to develop and/or modify health programs to meet healthcare needs of school communities
  • Attend and participate in faculty, staff and community meetings as pertains to school health
  • Provide comprehensive and appropriate health education for schools and communities as needed