A Public Health Nurse from your community health area is assigned to each school. The amount of time the nurse spends at your school depends on your school’s needs and his or her availability. The nurse will make an initial visit to your school in September and leave his or her contact information. If you need to contact the nurse, call your school’s community health centre or complete a Request for Consultation from the School Public Health Nurse.Public Health Nurses work in partnership with schools, using a Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach, to promote physical, emotional, and social well-being of children, youth, and their families. Comprehensive School Health is an internationally recognized framework for supporting improvements in students' educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way. For more information visit the Health Schools BC website.
Provide consultation and referral service for individual students with an identified health issue
Act as a support and resource to help students, families, and school staff access appropriate health services
Support school staff to teach health based curricula on a wide range of topics
Provide staff training in responding to emergency situations for students with: anaphylaxis, seizures, and diabetes (administering glucagon)