The School Nurse Corps

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    School Nurse Corps

    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 children 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, BA
    Administrative Assistant
    Phone:  509 454-3128
    Fax:  509-834-6812

    erin.balch@esd105.org

  • Announcements 

    SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL NURSE NEEDED: UNION GAP SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Functions

    Evaluates the health needs of students.

    Refers students requiring additional medical attention for the purpose of providing required follow-up treatment

    Responds to emergency medical situations for the purpose of ensuring appropriate immediate medical attention and related follow-up action.

    LPN or RN certificate 

    To apply, open this link to the job posting:  uniongapschool.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2050

    For more information please contact:

    Stefanie Jesperson

    Business Manager

    Phone (509) 248-3966

    Email sjesperson@uniongap.org

     

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