The Role of the School Nurse

Granby School Nurses provide nursing care in a variety of ways to help improve student attendance, increase time on learning, and promoting the health, safety, and wellbeing of the whole child in and outside of the school setting.

Our School Nurses provide care for acute and chronic illnesses, mental health support, conduct state-mandated screenings, health education, advocacy, and provide case, medication, and absentee management. Our nursing staff also write and update individualized health care plans (IHCPs), medical 504s, emergency action plans (EAP), as well as maintains the student's health record including immunizations, physicals, and medication orders. Our School Nurses are also active members of the Student Support Teams (SST), Emergency Response team, 504 and IEP teams, and the GPS Wellness Committee. Nursing staff are also involved in the various health and wellbeing projects and activities within the district throughout the school year, such as quality improvement projects and community/public health opportunities.

Through their multifaceted role, the GPS nursing team is able to provide high quality evidence-based nursing care that supports students, families, and school staff in helping students be successful and aim high in their endeavors.