Bethel District Nurses, are assigned to several schools and rotate to provide services. Their goal is to advocate for all children through school nursing services in order to maintain a healthy environment for Bethel students.
See District Forms, Policies & Procedures for printable health forms and important Bethel related information. Individual school and other resource links are located at the right.
The District Nurse is committed to educational excellence and improves the student experience through the management of health related challenges to promote optimal levels of wellness.
The District Nurse actively seeks to provide assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation or referral for students. The District Nurse also serves as a direct link among physicians, families and community agencies to assure access and continuity of health care for students; provides relevant instruction, teaching and guidance to students, parents and staff concerning health related issues. The District Nurse also works cooperatively with the Bethel Health Center to provide student health services as well as other community health resources to access care for students.
School nursing is defined as, “A specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes students health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.” Adopted by NASN Board of Directors February 2017