• What does the School Nurse do?

    I am here every day for the children at West University Elementary School.
    I do many things and am here to help your children stay healthy and be their best.  Here are some things I do:
    • Administer medication to children-daily or as needed (I cannot give over the counter medication without a special form, signed by parent and physician)
    • Assess children at school that may be sick. If your child has a fever do not send them to school.  I send children home with a fever over 100.4 If they have a fever over 101.0 they should be fever free for 24 hours before coming back to school.
    • Give first aid to children and staff as needed.
    • Screen children for vision and hearing. The district requires us to screen Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th graders.
    • Teach classes to the students on handwashing, cold prevention, dental health, sun safety and growth and development.