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Phone:

(509) 397-4622

Address:

400 N. Main Street

Colfax, 99111


Please see a

department’s individual

page for department

specific contact

information


School Nurses

School Nursing

School Nurses: Committed to School Health Improvements!

School Nurses Can:
  • Help ill, handicapped or pregnant students attend school
  • Provide parenting, ADHD or substance abusing students with support services
  • Assist faculty and staff to make health-related adaptations to the school program
  • Take the lead in early detection and correction of health problems which can impact learning
  • Provide vision and hearing screenings
Our Nurses at Work:    
  In School:
  • Manage chronic health issues
  • Shorten illness-related absences
  • Decrease the number of students sent home
  In Class:
  • Help return students to their classes
  • Promote health related needs
  • Educate students on health related topics
  Safety:
  • Inspect school environments
  • Teach (and use) universal safety precautions
  • Support a non-violent, drug free environment
  Ready to Learn:
  • Identify health-related barriers, and refer for care
  • Support nutritional, comfort, clothing, and other student needs
  • Provide vision and hearing screening/monitoring

 For more information on specific school nurse programs call (509)332-6752.

 

 

     
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