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Role of the Licensed School Nurse and Health Assistant

Saint Paul Public Schools staff each School Health Office with a Licensed School Nurse.  Some schools may also have a Health Assistant who works in the Health Office. 

Role of the Licensed School Nurse

  • Promotes student health and wellness
  • Manages school health related care for students (medications, health procedures, chronic condition management, etc.)
  • Develops student health condition care plans
  • Provides emergency care for illnesses and injuries
  • Teaches students skills to manage their health
  • Refers student health concerns to clinics/physicians
  • Assists families to identify health resources
  • Works with local and state health officials around community health issues
  • Provides health related supports and assessments to students with specialized services

Role of the Health Assistant

  • Provides first aid and health screenings
  • Administers medication under supervision of the LSN
  • Manages student health records
  • Assists the LSN with immunization/shot requirements for school
  • Communicates with the LSN regarding day-to-day operations
  • Responsible for the day-to-day health office flow