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    Healthy Children

School Nurse Supervisor

  • Ms. JoAnn Carter,  Interim Nurse Supervisor

    cartejo@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

    (706)737-7360

     

     
     
     
     

Registration Information - Student Health Requirements

  • It's back-to-schol time! Have you updated your child's health information?  All students (new and returning) should have up-to-date medical/health information on file at school.  

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    In accordance with Georgia Department of Education policies for enrollment and to ensure the best care for your throughout the school year, all medical forms should be given to schools at the time of registration.  This includes:

     

    • Vision, Hearing, Dental & Nutrition Screening Forms *

    • Certificate of Immunization (or medical or religious exemption form)*

    • Health Card

    • Medication Authorization Form

    • Health Care Plans (allegy, diabetes, seizure, asthma, etc.)

    * = required for enrollment

     

    All health information required for enrollment must be on a GA form (not a form from a different state/country.)  If you need to have out-of-state forms converted, contact the local health department at (706)667-4329.  Blank copies several of the needed forms are available below.

     

     

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    A Certified Professional School Nurse (RN or LPN) is one who is currently licensed by the Georgia Board of Nursing and certified in CPR and First Aid instruction.  

    The daily responsibilities of the school nurse in Richmond County Public Schools include the following:

    • Manages the school health services under the direction of the Superintendent and Principal, and in compliance with school district and state policies.
    • Functions in accordance with the Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice, the Nurse Practice Act, and Federal and State statutes that impact school nursing practice.
    • Provides information to the school board and school administrators as they develop school health policies and procedures.
    • Provides health-related training to school personnel.
    • Provides preventive health services to students including health education, screening, consultation, and referrals.
    • Provides nursing assessments and nursing diagnoses and develops plans of care for students needing health and nursing interventions.
    • Implements interventions within the plan of care directly, through delegation, or through the provision of oversight and coordination to other responsible staff based on consideration of health, safety, and welfare of the student.
    • Coordinates in-school health care with the student’s primary care physician, and other providers/staff as necessary and appropriate.

     

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    Richmond County recognizes our "Nurse of the Year".  May 12th, 2021 is the next National School Nurse Appreciation Day and RCSS will celebrate all of it's school nurses in accordance to that day.   Stay tuned for more details!    

     

     

    We appreciate all our nurses and the hard work that you do! 

     

     RCSS School Nurses 2018 - 2019

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