Crook County School District
The school nurse is a registered nurse (RN) who specializes in keeping students safe and well. School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety;intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaption, self management, self advocacy, and learning” (National Association of School Nurses, June 1999).
Student Health Resources
Only medication that is necessary to be given during the school day will be kept at school. Discuss with your healthcare provider about the time(s) of day that the medicine is needed. If possible, try to arrange to administer at home. By Oregon law, if medication must be given at school, a parent/guardian must:
- Provide written permission (forms below). Any change to the medication dose or schedule will require the parent to update the medication form and provide a current prescription from the prescriber.
- Make sure all medication (prescription and over the counter) is in its original container and marked with the student’s name.
- All medication must be delivered to school by the parent or responsible adult designated by the parent. Students may not keep medications with them unless they have been identified as a self-manager, are cleared by the principal and RN to do so and have the self-manager medication form completed (form below).
- Pick up medication when it is no longer needed at school. All medications not picked up at the end of the student’s school year will be destroyed.
- Self-Medication Agreement
- Acuerdo de Auto-Medicación
- Authorization for Medication Administration by School Personnel