School Health Services
(517) 755-4960 Fax: (517) 755-5489
What is the Role of the School Nurse?
According to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the primary role of the school nurse is to support student learning by acting as an advocate and liaison between home, the school, and the medical community regarding concerns that are likely to affect a student's ability to learn. Components of a coordinated school health program (provided by the school nurse) include the following comprehensive services:
- Health services - Serves as the coordinator of health services program, provides nursing care, and advocates for health rights.
- Health education - Provides appropriate health information that promotes informed health care decisions, promotes health, prevents disease, and enhances school performance.
- Environment - Identifies health and safety concerns in the school community and promotes a safe and nurturing school environment.
- Nutrition - Supports school food service programs and promotes the benefits of healthy eating.
- Physical education / activity - Promotes healthy activities, physical education, and sports policies / practices that promote safety and good sportsmanship.
- Counseling / mental health - Provides appropriate health counseling, assesses mental health needs, provides interventions, refers students to appropriate school staff or community agencies, and provides follow up once treatment is prescribed.
- Parent / community involvement - Promotes community participation in assuring a healthy school.
- Staff Wellness - Provides health teaching, counseling, and monitoring and promotes healthy activities and a healthy environment for the school staff.
Source: "Scope and Standards of School Nurse Practice" NASN, 2005
Students with Health Needs
My Child Has Special Health Needs…
Your child may have special health needs that you would like us to know about. Chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes may require your child to have medications in school for his/her safety. Your child may have special allergies that the school must be aware of, such as a peanut or bee sting allergy. School staff must be notified of chronic conditions to ensure that they are prepared to meet your child’s needs in the case of an emergency situation.
To discuss your child's health needs, please contact the school nurse at (517) 755-4960
Medications will be stored in the school office for your child’s safety.
Meet the Staff
Center for Success, Dwight Rich,
Eastern, Gier Park & Sheridan Road
North, Post Oak, Pattengill & Wexford
Lewton, Reo & Sexton
Attwood, Mt. Hope, Lyons & Riddle
Averill & Everett
Cavanaugh, Dwight Rich & Kendon
Beekman, Cumberland, Willow & Woodcreek
Forms and Resources for Parents
Student Health Information
Medication Authorization Form
2020 Immunization Letter from Governor Whitmer
Vaccines Required for School Entry in Michigan
Nonmedical Waiver Rule for Childhood Immunizations
Key Points Related to Claiming a Nonmedical Immunization Waiver
Information for Schools on Influenza and Vaccines
Parent and Family Wellness Information
Common Communicable Diseases in School-Age Children
Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of MRSA in the Athletic Setting
Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of MRSA in the School Setting
Guidelines for School Attendance When Children are ill
Tips on Hand Washing
Medication Authorization Form
Signs of Possible Vision Problems
Lansing School District Wellness Policy
Safe Medication Administration
Classification of Drugs
Food, Allergy, Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
The Lansing School District established the COVID-19 Coordination Team to serve as the central information, management, and monitoring control center for the district. The Coordination Team is comprised of our eleven (11) school nurses. They are responsible for the development and distribution of COVID district protocols, coordination of health screening procedures, assisting staff members impacted by COVID, and coordination with the Ingham County Health Department.
COVID-19 Staff Resources