Peter Muschal Elementary School

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Role of the School Nurse

School nurses in Bordentown collaborate with the BRSD physicians to provide confidential and prompt first aid, illness assessment, nursing care, referrals and health teaching.


School nurse responsibilities include:

First aid and episodic care for students and staff

Annual health screening for vision and hearing for all students

Immunization surveillance

Medication administration

Maintenance of health records

Nutritional, growth and development assessment- Mandated screenings for height and weight

Health education for students, staff and parents

Assistance with identification, education, and nursing care management of students with health problems and special education needs

Promotion of safe, healthy and nurturing school environment

Serving as school liaison to home and community resources

Referral for health care/insurance