School Nurses

Did you know that school nurses do more than just put bandages on cuts and ice on bruises? They also evaluate the overall well-being and mental health of our students. The Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice™(NASN, 2016) is aligned with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (CDC, 2014). School nurses apply these practice components to address social, mental, and physical health concerns at the individual student and population level.

If you have any health care concerns for your child, please consult with your child’s school nurse for the development of an Individualized Health Care Plan.


All of the following health care services are available and provided by JCPS School Nurses on an “as needed basis” to PreK-12th grade students. If you are a parent/guardian and do not want your student(s) to receive any of the following services, please click here to OPT-OUT of this health support.

JCPS Healthcare Services are available as shown next to the conditions listed below:

  • Minor skin lesions, abrasions, burns, infections: Triple antibiotic ointment or Cool Gel.

  • Chapped or dry skin areas: Non-fragrant, hypoallergenic moisturizer.

  • Ringworm, fungus infections (excluding scalp and/or hairline): Antifungal cream.

  • Local reactions (rash, swelling, itching): Callergy lotion (or equivalent) or sting swabs. 

  • Cuts, burns, abrasions: Soap and water, dermal wound cleanser, wound wash saline and triple antibiotic ointment.

  • Post tick removal: Alcohol swab and antibiotic ointment.

  • Toothache: Orajel or generic equivalent.

  • Minor eye irritation: Sterile eyewash solution.

  • Earache: Warm moist washcloth or covered hot water bag filled with warm water.

  • Hypoglycemia: Glucose tabs, gel, or equivalent as specified in the individualized diabetic care plan. Glucagon injection in the event of unconsciousness. 

  • Splinter removal (small and shallow only): Tweezers, soap and water. 

  • Sutures which have been in place for 10 days or more, may be removed by the school nurse, cleansed with alcohol and triple antibiotic ointment applied.

  • Audiometric and vision screening conducted using standard screening techniques. 

  • For children with respiratory distress, the school nurse will use a pulse oximeter as part of the vital signs.