FL Dept. of Health in St. Lucie County
5150 NW Milner Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
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.