The School Nurse Corps

  • The School Nurse Corps is a statewide program administered by each regional Educational Service District (ESD) with funds allocated by the Washington State Legislature through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). 

    The SNC program provides funding for direct school nurse services to school districts to small/rural districts with demonstrated need so that students receive the nursing care they need and assistance from the appropriate, trained staff in order to be safe, healthy and engaged in learning at school. In addition, the SNC Nurse Administrator provides orientation, mentoring, educational resources and professional development opportunities for school nurses across the region and technical assistance, and consultation services for administrators and school staff for all 25 school districts within ESD 105.
     

    School Nurse Corps Services

    In partnerships with schools, families and communities, the School Nurse Corps facilitates student success by addressing health needs that interfere with learning.  We work under federal and state laws and regulations and practice within professional standards outlined by school nurse and school health organizations.

    The ESD 105 School Nurse Corps provides:

    • Support of R.N. services in selected, small school districts in accordance with state-mandated eligibility and documented need
    • Consultation and technical assistance for all school districts regarding student health issues and school health systems
    • Health Resource Lending Library for all ESD 105 school district employees
    • Monthly regional school nurse meetings for professional learning and support of school nurse practice

    School Nurse Corps Goals

    • Students in all public school districts have access to basic R.N. services
    • All students in Class II (student enrollment below 2,000) districts identified with potentially life-threatening and/or chronic health conditions have emergency care plans/individualized health plans (ECPs/IHPs) developed and implemented with staff training, delegation, and supervision by an R.N.
    • All students in Class II districts receive medication and/or medical treatment in compliance with current laws and accepted standards and with staff training and supervision provided by an R.N.
    • All Class II districts provide mandated screening programs and comply with immunization laws
    • School districts have policies and procedures for school health services based on current laws and accepted standards
    • All districts have access to consultation, education, and resources regarding school health services
    • Collection of regional data to evaluate the impact of nursing interventions on student education and health outcomes

    School Nurse Corps Mission

    The School Nurse Corps, in partnership with schools, families and communities, improves student health outcomes, safety, and readiness to learn.  The SNC promotes equity by increasing access to student health services, and expanding public school districts' capacity to provide a safe and healthy learning environment.

    School Nurse Corps Vision

    All chidren receive equitable, full access to school nursing services to be safe and successful in school and life.

Contact Information:

  • Amy Sherwood Norton MPA, MPH, BSN, RN 
    School Nurse Corps Nurse Administrator

    Phone:  509-454-3129
    Fax:  509-834-6812 
    amy.norton@esd105.org

    Erin Balch
    Administrative Secretary
    Phone:  509 454-3128
    Fax:  509-834-6812

    erin.balch@esd105.org

     

     

Upcoming Events:

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    MARCH 2019

    27- Mental Health and Substance Use Series @ ESD105

    9:30-11:30am

    Session Information

     

     28- School Nurse Case Management Training Course @ ESD 105

    8:30-3:30pm

    Session Information

     

    29-Situational Awareness Training@ ESD 105

    2-3 pm

    Session Information

     

     APRIL 2019

    17- School Nurse Corps Meeting @ ESD 105 Grant Room 

    9am- 12pm 

     

    17- SKYWARD training with Kim Clark

    12 pm- 2pm

     

    17- Regional School Nurse Meeting @ ESD 105 Kittitas Room 

    Margaret Holm (DOH) Presenting on Documentation, legal and ethical aspects of nursing. 

    2pm- 5pm

    Session Registration

     

    24-Mental Health and Substance Use Series @ ESD 105

    9:30-11:30am

    Session Information

     

    24- Group Loop Meeting @ Toppenish Farmworkers Clinic

    3:30pm- 5pm

     

    26- De-escalation 2018-19 @ ESD105

    2-3pm

    Session Information

     

     MAY 2019

    3- Student Health Summit; School-Based Health Care @ Seattle

    9am-4pm

    Session Information and Registration

     

    8- SCHOOL NURSE DAY!!

    Topic- TBD

    OSPI Presentation available at ESD105

     

    22-24- Student Support Conference @ Wenatchee

    Better Together 

    Collaboration, Coordination, and Compassion 

    Registration Information

     

    Happy Summer!

     

    JUNE 27-JULY 3

    NASN Conference- Denver Colorado

    Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

    Conference Information

     

     

     

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