There are several goals for the school health program:
1. To advocate and to help provide an environment conducive to the promotion and maintenance of health.
2. To detect and to provide nursing care for any physical condition which impedes learning or threatens optimum health.
3. To provide liaison among the school, home, community agencies physicians, and other health personnel.
The school nurse is the individual responsible for carrying out the efforts of the school in attaining optimum health for all students. The nurse assists the school administration, school physicians and dentists in planning, organizing and implementing the school health program. The school nurse informs school personnel about any health conditions of the students that could interfere with learning.