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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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School Health

FL Dept. of Health in St. Lucie County

  •  772-462-3800
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    Fax

    772-871-5360
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    Mailing Address

    5150 NW Milner Drive 

    Port St. Lucie, FL 34983 

     

Children's Services Council - St. Lucie County. Invest in the future . . . invest in children
Silver Achievement Level - Healthy district Awards
Kids at Hope - No exceptions

The school health nurse is a professional who works in an educational setting to advocate for the health and safety of the children in our community. School nursing program interventions improve student health and affect their achievement and success.

The School Nurse requires expertise in pediatrics, public health and mental health. Health promotion, assessment and referral skills are also an integral component of the role. The school nurse conducts illness and injury assessments and interventions; provides health screenings to students and faculty; handles chronic disease management and education; creates individualized nursing plans for students with special needs or disabilities; helps develop guidelines for school policies; and serves as a liaison between school and community health care needs.

The mission of Florida’s school health program is to appraise, protect and promote the health of students. School based health services help to assure that students are healthy, in the classroom and ready to learn. The school health program was established by Florida statutes and is a collaborative effort of the Department of Health and The Department of Education.

For more information on the State of Florida School Health Nurses website, please visit School Health.

School Nurses Decrease Absenteeism and Decrease Discipline Referrals.

According to the National Association of Nurses, a recent survey of school nurses indicated:

98%
Have Saved a Child's Life

82%
Have Identified an Abused Child

67%
Have Counseled a Depressed/Suicidal Student