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School Nurse Wordle

School Health Services Handbook

FCASD School Health Services Handbook

View the Fox Chapel Area School District School Health Services Handbook

What Does a School Nurse Do?

  • Utilizes a distinct clinical knowledge base for decision-making in nursing, guided by state mandates  
  • Uses a systematic approach to problem-solving in nursing practice
  • Contributes to the education of the student with special health needs by assessing the student, planning and providing appropriate nursing care, and evaluating the identified outcomes of care
  • Uses effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills
  • Establishes and maintains a comprehensive school health program
  • Collaborates with other school professionals, parents, and caregivers to meet the health, developmental, and educational needs of the students
  • Collaborates with members of the community in the delivery of health and social services, and utilizes knowledge of community health systems and resources to function as a school-community liaison
  • Assists students, families, and the school community to achieve optimal levels of wellness through appropriately designed and delivered health education
  • Contributes to nursing and school health through innovations in practice and participation in research or research-related activities
  • Identifies, delineates, and clarifies the nursing role, promotes quality of care, pursues continued professional enhancement, and demonstrates professional conduct

School Nurses

Fox Chapel Area High School

Erin Rebish
(412) 967-2450

Dorseyville Middle School

Karen Meinert
(412) 967-2523

O'Hara Elementary School

Jacqueline Garcia
(412) 967-2508

Fairview Elementary School

Jennifer Jones
(412) 967-2402

Hartwood Elementary School

Jennifer Jones
(412) 967-2481

Kerr Elementary School

Natalie Gourley
(412) 967-2492