What Does a School Nurse Do?
- Provides health services that increase school attendance
- Helps prevent and control the spread of communicable disease
- Administers specialized services to students (medications, tube feedings, insulin)
- Verifies immunizations to keep the school in compliance with state mandates
- Screens for hearing and vision deficits
- Provides health professional input and direction for school and community policies and programs
- Educates students and staff on managing their own health and wellness
- Assists in the evaluation of students for special education services
The School Nurse: Better Health. Better Learning.
Click on the links below for common school examination forms.
Illinois School Physical Form - required for entry to preschool, kindergarten, and 6th grade
Illinois Dental Exam Form - required for entry to kindergarten, second, and sixth grades
Illinois Eye Exam Form - required for entry to kindergarten
Please refer to our Parent Student Handbook for our Medication Policies.
A Medication Authorization Form is required for the administration of any medication, prescription or over the counter, in school. The form must be completed by a health care provider (MD, APN, PA) and signed by the parent.
The use of inhalers for asthma do not require a physician's order but do require the prescription label and written parent permission on the back of the medication authorization form.