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Nurses Corner

Nurses Corner

School Nurses...Good for Their Communities

School Nurses contribute to improved graduation rates by improving student attendance and on time grade progression.

School Nurses provide a vital bridge between education and health, connecting students and families to health and social services in the community.

School Nurses instill positive health behaviors in students and families, helping them improve their potential for long-term health and well-being.

School Nurses help keep parents and guardians at work by implementing effective care for individual students and promoting a healthy school environment.

School Nurses identify, report, prevent, and control the spread of communicable diseases and other health threats that impact the school and wider community.

School Nurses are on the front line of the health care system.  As the eyes and ears of public health, School Nurses identify and address community social factors that impact the health of students and their families.

School Nurses educate families, school staff, and the community about vital health topics such as immunization, nutrition, health screenings, prevention, and disease risks - thereby contributing to stronger, vibrant, and more productive communities.

Click HERE for an article from Consumer Reports - "What You Should Know About School Nurses"

My name is Tina Varney.  I am a registered nurse and have worked at Jonesville Community Schools since 1999.  I love getting to know and take care of your children!  My office is at the Elementary and I spend one morning a week in the other buildings - Tuesdays at the Middle School/Pathways and Wednesdays at the High School.  If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to give me a call or stop in and say Hi!

The above message is from The National Association of School Nurses Better Health. Better Learning Tool Kit.  Too many communities, school leaders, legislators and policy-makers don't fully understand the vital role School Nurses play in both education and community health.  I will be posting key information, facts and statistics on this site.  Visit often as I add new information throughout the year!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 517/849-9175, ext. 1404 or the direct line to my office at 517/826-7114. You can also contact me at tvarney@jonesvilleschools.org

Tina Varney, RN
School Nurse/District Health Coordinator
"Efforts to improve school performance that ignore health are ill-conceived, as are health improvement efforts that ignore education."
"If schools do not deal with children's health by design, they deal with it by default."
-from the book Health Is Academic