Role of the School Nurse

What does it take to be or become a school nurse?

Visit the Vermont Department of Health: School Nursing and School Health Services web page for information about school nursing and school health services in Vermont.

Refer to the Vermont Department of Health: Standards of Practices: School Health Services Manual or guidance with developing, implementing and evaluation school health services.

Visit the Vermont Agency of Education: Educator Licensure web page for information regarding the requirements for school nursing licensure in Vermont.

Resources from NASN

National Association of School Nurses. (2016). The role of the 21st century school nurse (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

Framework for 21st Century School Nursing PracticeTM : The framework creates an overarching structure that includes concepts integral to the complex clinical specialty practice of school nursing. It provides a graphic illustration of the key principles of professional school nursing practice, reflecting the organization's stance for evidence-based best practice and providing focus to priority school nursing activities. The framework provides guidance for the practicing school nurse to reach the goal of supporting student health and academic success by contributing to a healthy and safe school environment. NASN believes it has a responsibility to its members and to the public they serve to develop a framework for professional school nursing practice.  Learn more.

Framework Key Principles
Framework Practice Components

The above visuals are used with permission from NASN.

Career Center

Use the VSSNA Career Center to browse school nurse positions, get resume building assistance, and more.

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