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School Nurses at Work

School nurses work with students to keep them healthy and in class, and the school health program provides health care services for all students.

The program allows for nurses in each school, which, by helping students to maintain physical health,
helps foster their educational achievement. School nurses administer medication and assess student illnesses and consult with parents, teachers and counselors. Nursing services are provided through a partnership between Charles County Public Schools and the Charles County Health Department.

In accordance with Maryland law, students entering the school system, kindergarten, first grade and eighth grade, as well as students who are referred by teachers or parents, receive vision and hearing screening. For more information, call 301-934-7326.

The school nursing partnership formed between Charles County Public Schools and the Health Department in 1997. The program, which started as a pilot and expanded to all schools, provides ongoing health services to students and staff.

More information on health service in Maryland is available on the Maryland School Health Services Website.

Role of a School Nurse

  • Serves as a health advocate for your child
  • Serves as a link to medical resources
  • Assesses illnesses and injuries
  • Delivers first-aid treatment
  • Communicates with parents
  • Communicates with staff
  • Monitors immunizations for compliance to Maryland law
  • Administers medications
  • Performs health screenings and follow-up per Maryland law
  • Participates on school teams
  • Monitors communicable infections

Flu Information

Measles Information

Health Notices and Parent Information

Illness and Medication Policies

Vaccination Requirements

Forms and Important Links

Parent Tips

Contact and Community Resources

TB Fact Sheet - English

TB Fact Sheet - Spanish

TB Letter to La Plata parents


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