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School Nurse

Andrea Thomason, RN

Health Services Overview

The school nurse is a professional who is licensed and registered by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is a part of the school education team. School nurses manage the school health services in compliance with school district policy and in accordance with the Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice, the Nurse Practice Act, and federal and state statutes that impact school nursing practice.

WCS school nurses provide the following care:

  • Perform skilled nursing procedures
  • Medication management
  • Emergency care planning
  • Health-related training to school personnel
  • Preventative health services to students
  • Develop plans of care for students needing health interventions
  • Modification of health plans

Nurses are available to consult with parents/guardians regarding health concerns that may impact student performance and/or attendance at school. The goal of the school nurse is for all students to be healthy, safe, and ready to learn. The school nurse will collaborate with parents/guardians and educators to implement safe school health practices and provide excellent healthcare to achieve this goal.


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