Welcome to the JPS Health Office
What does a school nurse do?
In accordance with NJ Department of Education protocols and schedules, school nurses conduct height, weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing, and scoliosis screening of our children, and notify parents and guardians of any abnormalities found.
In addition, the school nurses promote and maintain optimal student health by:
• Providing first aid and arranging for assessment and assistance to a child who becomes ill or injured at school or is demonstrating a significant change in behavior, whether due to a physical or social/emotional cause;
• Communicating with parents and guardians when further medical care or attention may be needed, and making referrals as appropriate;
• Supporting the health curriculum by teaching health lessons to students and/or serving as a resource to classroom teachers;
• Educating the school staff about health matters that affect students and/or staff;
• Collaborating with other school professionals, parents/guardians and the student's health care team, as needed, to foster maximal student success;
• Providing health counseling to students as needed on an ongoing basis.