Dana North, RNPhone: 704-782-8864 ext. 133A School Health Nurse has many roles in the school.
- Performs nursing assessments
- Provides health counseling for chronic illness, nutrition, disease prevention and surveillance of communicable diseases
- Conducts health screenings: vision, health, dental
- Administers medications
- Teaches health education classes and promotes wellness activities
- Provides case management to students with complex health needs
- Serves as a resource person for parents and faculty
- Provides immediate care for injured or ill students.
Every student attending school in North Carolina must receive the following immunizations at the age required by law. The parent must provide the immunization record to the school no later than 30 days after the child starts. The following is a list of the minimum immunization requirements:
3 Hepatitis B
1 Varicella (Chicken Pox)
ATTENTION KINDERGARTEN PARENTS: All Kindergarten students are required by law to have a Health Assessment performed no more than 12 months prior to the date of school entry.
Guidelines for Keeping Children Home From School
- Fever: Child should be fever free without medication before returning to school.
- Diarrhea, Nausea or Vomiting: Child should be symptom free for 24 hours from the last episode before returning to school.
- Body Rash with Fever
- Sore throat with fever and swollen glands
- Persistent, nagging or deep cough
- Eye discharge: thick mucus or pus draining from the eye
- Child is irritable, crying or tired or unable to sit-up and participate in the regular classroom activities.