About the Health Services Department

Credentialed School Nurse

The Credentialed School Nurse is a bachelor’s degree prepared Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse licensed by the California Board of Registered Nursing and credentialed as a school nurse by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

The Credentialed School Nurse uses the nursing process, clinical expertise and professional judgment to design and implement health services programs that ensure that all students will receive the optimum benefit from their educational experience. This is accomplished by working collaboratively with students, families, teachers, other members of the multidisciplinary team, and utilizing resources within the community, to meet the physical, mental, emotional and social health needs of students.

Health Office Staff (Health Assistant or LVN)

Under the direction of the assigned administrator and the professional direction of a licensed credentialed school nurse, the health office staff performs specialized physical health care services for pupils with disabilities and chronic health problems. The site health office staff is also available to provide basic first aid to students who present to the health office.