Elementary School Health and the Role of the School Nurse

I have been a school nurse for 14 years. I currently work in the Salt Lake City School District, and have for 8 years, and before that I worked 6 years in Georgia.  I have learned that people view the role of school nurses differently depending on who you ask. Opinions vary from “applying bandages”, and “giving out ice packs”, to “performing miracles”, or they may not have an answer, and just give you a blank stare. It all depends on who you ask. Although all of these answers are in part correct, they are a very small part of my job…..more

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