School nurses help ensure healthy students while allowing faculty and administrators to teach and lead. Nurses in schools promote wellness, provide physical and mental health services and help ensure the overall well-being of students and staff. And, nurses often provide staff training and work with parents to personalize specific care for students with special needs. VNA contracts with various public, private and parochial schools in the metro area to provide nurses as part of its commitment to a healthier community.
No two schools are alike — VNA nurses personalize the services they provide based on the needs of the students, the resources available from the school, and the priorities of the administration and parents. Available services include health evaluations and screenings, wellness education, care for students who are sick, disease prevention and control, and staff training.