Celebrate School Nurses

On World Health Day in 2020, let us all thank and celebrate our school nurses and nurses everywhere who make a difference for students, families, and our communities, everyday!

“We want all our students out there to know, that even though you aren’t coming to school right now, we are STILL your school nurses, and we are here for you!” -Iris Wertz, BSN, RN, KPBSD nursing supervisor

What do school nurses do?
School nurses address the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and support their achievement in the learning process. They assist by removing barriers and by identifying and correcting health problems that can interfere with learning. School nurses are able to coordinate care so that a child has a successful school experience.

A typical day
 Most school nurses see between 30 to 60 students a day to treat everything from bloody noses to asthma attacks to diabetic crashes.

Now that students are not coming to school, nurses are contacting families who request it to answer questions regarding:

  • Mental and emotional wellness tips
  • Registration forms
  • Immunizations
  • Medications
  • Local resources for help
  • Online resources for activity ideas

Students and families can reach their school nurse by directly emailing the school nurse or calling your school. If you cannot find your school nurse easily, you can always call KPBSD Health Services at 907-260-2390, and they will put you in touch with someone who can help you.


KPBSD Health Services website

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