Health & NursingReading Time: 1 minute
According to the National Association of School Nurses, school nursing is recognized as a specialized practice that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. The Gengras Center’s school nurse actively collaborates with families and school team members and outside medical providers to build understanding for adaptation, management, and self advocacy for all medical components of a student’s life.
We have a full time registered nurse, two licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse’s aides. In coordination with our medical advisor, Dr. Neil Stein, the school nurse develops and implements health policies, procedures and individualized health care plans as needed. We also continue our founding mission to be a lab school by serving as a clinical site for students from University of Saint Joseph School of Nursing.
In addition, the nurse oversees health lessons and classes as a part of every studentâ€™s school day. For students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, instruction and care in health and wellness are always front and center.
Some areas covered at all grade levels include:
- First aid
- Human development
- Relationships and Sex education