School Nurse Corps
The School Nurse Corps Program is a statewide program funded by the legislature to provide nursing services to school districts with little or no nursing services. This practical hands-on program works to get essential services to districts where they are most needed. SNC supports student success by strengthening public school districts' capacity to provide a safe and healthy environment.
Primary objectives of the program
- School districts receive a basic level of nursing services.
- School districts have an oral medication policy and adequate training and supervision of unlicensed school staff in the administration of oral medication per RCW 28A.210.260 and 270.
- Students requiring development of individualized health care plans and emergency care plans have those implemented and adequate staff training and supervision provided.
Districts provide mandated screening programs and compliance with immunization statutes and regulations.
Role of the School Nurse Corps administrator
- Help hire and assign school nurses to districts based on School Nurse Corps program priorities.
- Provide ongoing training and orientation of School Nurse Corps nurses.
- Provide ESD-wide school health services consultation.
- Organize and/or provide training as needed.
- Offer liaison and support for SNOW (School Nurse Organization of Washington) region representatives within the NWESD.
- Serve as communication link between NWESD and OSPI regarding trends, issues, and needs.
- Administer the School Nurse Corps program in the NWESD.
If you need additional assistance please contact one of the NWESD staff members below for more information.