Hilldale Elementary School

The certified school nurse is a professional Registered Nurse with a NJ teaching certificate.  She is a health services specialist who assists students, families, and staff in attaining and maintaining optimal health and health attitudes. Because health and intellectual development of children are inextricably related, the school nurse strengthens this process by identifying and assisting in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to the learning process.

 

The certified school nurse provides and manages mandated NJ State School Health Services, such as:
  • Maintains Health and Immunizations records for school attendance
  • Manages exclusion of students with infectious condition
  • Assists with athletic physicals
  • Provides vision & hearing screenings
  • Provides blood pressure, height and weight screenings
  • Cares for urgent illness or injury
  • Cares for special needs of students
  • Administers medication
  • Provides Health Education instruction
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