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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

(412) 967-2450

Dorseyville Middle School

Karen Meinert
(412) 967-2523
karen_meinert@fcasd.edu

O'Hara Elementary School

Jacqueline Garcia
(412) 967-2508
jacqueline_garcia@fcasd.edu

Fairview Elementary School

Jennifer Jones
(412) 967-2402
jennifer_jones@fcasd.edu

Hartwood Elementary School

Jennifer Jones
(412) 967-2481
jennifer_jones@fcasd.edu

Kerr Elementary School

Natalie Gourley
(412) 967-2492
natalie_gourley@fcasd.edu