Keeping Students Healthy
Williamson County Schools nurses coordinate and oversee the school health clinics in each school. Nurses perform licensed nurse procedures and conduct annual or as needed health screenings. Nurses are available to consult with parents or guardians in regards to health issues that impact student performance and attendance at school.
Nurses prioritize their day based on types of medical issues that students have within the individual schools assigned to them. Students requiring licensed nurse procedures and students with emergency and individual healthcare plans are the nurses’ top priorities.
If students have medical needs that require accommodations to participate in a school setting, or needs for individual healthcare plans, the school nurse will work with the student’s parent or guardian and healthcare provider. To maintain the student’s safety and health in the school setting, school nurse will develop plans and provide the accommodations needed.
Health Concerns at School
- Asthma Action Plan: To be completed if your child has been diagnosed with asthma.
- Food Allergy Packet: To be completed if your child has been diagnosed with food anaphylaxis.
- Health History Form: To be completed if your child is enrolling in a Williamson County school for the first time.
- Medication Authorization Form: To be completed if your child will require medication that must be given during the school day.
- Procedure Authorization Form: To be completed if your child has medical procedures requiring nurse assistance during the school day.
- Seizure Action Plan: To be completed if your child has been diagnosed with seizures.
Tennessee Coordinated School Health
Tennessee Coordinated School Health connects physical, emotional and social health with education through eight interrelated components.
- Health Education
- Health Services
- Physical Education
- Healthy School Environments
- School Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
- Student, Family and Community Involvement
- School Staff Wellness
This coordinated approach improves students’ health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together. Coordinated School Health works with many partners to address school health priorities. Visit the Tennessee Department of Education’s Coordinated School Health for more information.