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Nelson Prairie
Elementary School
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Mrs. Rossborough
Nurse - Nelson Prairie
arossborough@nlsd122.org

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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.

 
School Health Exam Requirements for Students in Grades 1-3:

2nd Grade:

  • Dental Exam

New students who did not attend an Illinois school last year:

  • Physical Exam with immunizations on an ILLINOIS school form
  • Vision Exam