Registered Nurse (RN)
The RNs provide the day-to-day nursing care to all students at the WSSB. Some of their responsibilities include administering prescribed medications, administering as-needed medications, assessing student’s health status and making necessary clinical judgments, assessing and treating injuries, carrying out necessary treatments such as wound care, communicable disease surveillance, communication with parents and staff about a student’s health condition, educating staff on emergency care procedures, education for students and staff on health promotion topics such as nutrition, sexual education and CPR/First Aid.
The Health Center RNs prepare Individualized Health Plans (IHP) for students in based on information provided by student, family and students licensed care provider as well as the nurse’s assessment and judgment. IHP’s are designed to assist students to maintain and achieve their maximum level of health. The RNs in the Health Center strive to promote and prepare students to manage their health conditions independently when possible.
When indicated, the RN will also participate in the student’s IEP and include goals related to health.