Working with your School Nurse

Working with Your School Nurse
  • School nurses are members of the education team and support the health of students in schools.  They are skilled professionals, who work closely with the families and school communities.  They are the on-site health resource for all Delaware students.

    Delaware public schools have a full-time school nurse in every school.  Public school nurses obtain certification through the Delaware Department of Education.  They are required to be a Registered Nurse, have 3 years clinical supervised experience, be trained in CPR, and complete the certification program.

    Families are encouraged to work closely with their school nurse regarding their child's health.  Communicating updated health information and collaborating on how to best meet a child's healthcare needs in the school setting are critical for both health well-being and academic success.  The school nurse can assist families to identify local resources and referrals. 

    From time to time, children may need to take medication during the school day.  If your child will need to take medication in school, work closely with your school nurse.  The school nurse can provide information on the state requirements and school policies, including permission forms and information on field trips.
     
  • Contact Information:

    School Health Services Program Office
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: 302-857-3356
    Fax: 302-739-6397