School Nurses

School Nurses
  • The Delaware school nurse is a valued member of the school team and contributes to the total education program.  Regulations and school nursing guidelines are followed to address the health and safety of students receiving a public education.  The nurse provides:

    • quality, direct nursing services for chronic and episodic conditions
    • health screenings and referrals
    • health promotion for students and staff
    • care coordination for students with chronic health conditions
    • health services management
    • a link to healthcare providers in the community
    • an on-site health resource for students, families and staff
  • The CPR/AED Recommendation document was created by the Child Death Review Commission, Chronic Health Conditions of School Age Children Committee and finalized in Spring 2019. The committee members included representatives from various agencies such as the Delaware Department of Education, Delaware Division of Public Health, Nemours, Christiana Care Health Systems, Bayada Health and Delaware School Nurses. The purpose of this document is to support school districts and charter schools as they develop written, school-level protocols for CPR and AEDs. The process is outlined on how to obtain and replace existing AED models, training, maintenance, monitoring and development of a Cardiac Emergency Response Communication Plan.

    Contact Information:

    School Health Services Program Office
    Ann Covey, BSN, RN, NCSN
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: 302-857-3356
    Fax: 302-739-6397
Last Modified on January 4, 2021