The school health program is designed to promote student, staff, and community wellness. The intent of the program is to provide health counseling, assessment, screening, referral and follow-up through program planning, development and evaluation.
The school nurse is responsible for protecting and promoting the health and safety of all students. In Pennsylvania, school nurses must be registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree and a certificate in school nursing.
School health personnel collaborate with students, parents, educators, staff members and other community resources to assist the student. The program is designed to assure a safe, healthy environment that is conducive to learning and to provide professional care for those who become ill or injured while at school.