Partnering with Schools
For School Nurses:
IRIS Center for Training Enhancements at Vanderbilt University has free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. The materials cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, response to intervention (RTI), learning strategies, and progress monitoring.
Partnering With Schools:
Have you ever thought about where the child that is discharged from the hospital goes the next day? In all likelihood, they will be back in school and the school nurse will become their daily healthcare provider.
Approximately 58,000 school nurses care for over 52 million school children throughout the United States. Individual school nurses may have over 1,000 children under their care and be responsible not only for the routine day to day health care of all students but also for the complex health needs of many of these children. Although officially a part of the healthcare system, the school nurse may be isolated from nurse peers in more traditional settings such as clinical nursing or public health practice.
The items and information posted here are to encourage you to remember your colleagues in the school. Evidence is available to suggest that use of EBP in schools could have a profound impact on the health of students, absenteeism rates, educational outcomes, and the cost of healthcare on educational budgets and national healthcare resources. Consider contacting your local school nurse to share these resources and to develop an ongoing relationship, one that can improve the long term outcomes for children in your community.