District 622 Health Services
Research has shown that students with an optimal level of wellness are more receptive to the learning process. Therefore, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale health service staff strive to create an environment that promotes and supports student achievement, health, and well-being.
The primary goals of health services are to minimize or eliminate health-related barriers to learning and assist students to be self-sufficient in managing their health care within age-appropriate expectations. To accomplish this, health services staff, as a part of the school team, strive to:
- Promote student wellness
- Provide skilled nursing services
- Encourage healthy behaviors and self-care
- Assess and communicate student health concerns through referral to parents/guardians
Health Services Model
The model of health services in North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools uses a combination of Baccalaureate degree Registered Nurses (BSNs), Licensed Practical Nurses and Associate degree Registered Nurses (LPNs/ARNs).
- LPNs/ARNs perform direct care in the health office for ill and injured students, administer prescribed medication, and carry out delegated nursing activities performed under the BSNs supervision.
- BSN's are responsible for coordinating and managing the health needs of individual students during the school day as well as promoting health and safety for all students at a given site. They also provide training, delegation, and supervision to the LPNs/ARNs.
- The Health Services Supervisor is a Licensed School Nurse who oversees the health services department. This nurse is responsible for creating and reviewing health-related policies and procedures, quality assurance, staffing, and responding to crises.
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