The Brookfield Public School District provides school nurses as part of its overall program of Student Support Services. Nursing services are available to all students and will follow state and federal laws and Board of Education approved policies and guidelines. A registered nurse is available in the school clinic during school hours. As a health advocate for students, the nurse administers first aid care and treatment, promotes health education and provides nursing assessments and case management so that students are able to be successful learners. The nurse works collaboratively with parents/guardians, students, teachers and physicians to provide a healthy and safe school environment for all.
The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as:
“A specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.”