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Coordinated School Health Model
School nurses are vital to the educational process and academic growth of all students. They ensure the safety and well-being of students by eliminating health related barriers to learning. Additionally, school nurses are an integral member of the school’s interdisciplinary IEP team and serve as a liaison for children, their families, school personnel, community, and healthcare providers. Nurses help to facilitate life-long achievement in students by promoting well-being, self-management, self-advocacy, and academic success. In this pivotal role, nurses support and promote a healthier and safe school environment. School nursing is a specialized and collaborative practice that encompasses public health and pediatric nursing.
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