Today, May 11, Is National School Nurse Day!

Stethoscope HeartThe Compass salutes our school nurses, who last school year handled nearly 170,000 clinic visits. That’s an average of 966 visits per day!

School nurses not only identify and treat accidents and injuries, but they also counsel students about physical and emotional stress, provide health services that increase school attendance, prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases, administer specialized services and medications, verify immunizations, conduct screenings and make referrals, provide input and direction for school and community policies and programs, educate students and staff on managing their own health and wellness, and so much more.

Today and every day, we are grateful to our school nurses for helping our students (and employees!) stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn.