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The DOE has developed regulations and guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students receiving a public education. School Health Services program serves as an essential component of the overall school program that gives each student an opportunity to develop his/her capabilities. Delaware mandates a full-time registered nurse (R.N.) in every school who minimally holds a bachelors degree in nursing, has clinical experience and obtains certification in school nursing.
The Delaware school nurse is a valued member of the school team. The nurse provides direct nursing services for chronic and episodic conditions, health screenings and referrals, health promotion, health services management, a link to healthcare providers in the community and an on-site health resource for students, families and staff. Over 50% of Delaware school nurses hold national school nurse certification.