National School Nurse Day – Thank You School Nurses!

Posted on May 11th, 2016

“Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses and was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.  National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurse Week and National Nurse Week is always May 6-12.”  (

The school nurse is not only invaluable to the children, the school nurse is vital to the Healthy Learners service delivery model.  Without qualified and experienced school nurses taking the necessary steps to meet the critical needs of the children, 1,000’s would not have received medical care to stay healthy and succeed in life.  The Healthy Learners school nurse identifies the child in need of Healthy Learners services based on school health screening, teacher or parent request.  Once the child has been identified, the school nurse sends the Healthy Learners paperwork home with the child to begin determination of eligibility and to obtain parental consent for services.  After the paperwork has been returned, the school nurse refers the child to Healthy Learners.  Still involved in the service delivery process after the referral takes place, the school nurse may identify other health care needs of the child, as well as relay appointment information to the parent regarding scheduled appointments and outcome of the child’s appointment.

In recognition and celebration of the school nurses who are diligently supporting the Healthy Learners mission while remaining dedicated to the health and wellness of school children in SC, Healthy Learners wants their school nurses to know that they are greatly appreciated for having such an integral role in the mission of Healthy Learners.

Healthy Children.  Better Students.  Thriving Communities.