The role of School Nurse at the College focuses on health promotion and
primary prevention. An important goal is to promote a positive healthy lifestyle
across the College community. This may include health education and training
sessions for staff and parents and also the development of policies and
protocols in order to minimise risk taking behaviour.
The school nurse is well placed to:
- Play a key role in reducing negative health outcomes and risk taking
behaviours among young people, including drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco
smoking, eating disorders, obesity, injuries.
- Focus on prevention of ill health and problem behaviours by ensuring
coordination between the school and community based health and support
- Support the school community in addressing contemporary health and
social issues facing young people and their families.
- When appropriate, provide primary health care through professional
clinical nursing, including assessment, care, referral and support.