School Health Services

school nurse

"The school nurse serves in a pivotal role to provide expertise and oversight for the provision of school health services and promotion of health education.  Using clinical knowledge and judgment, the school nurse provides health care to students and staff, performs health screenings and coordinates referrals to the medical home or private healthcare provider.  The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for health care and a healthy school environment (National Association of School Nurses / American Nurses Association [NASN / ANA], 2011)."

State School Nurse Consultant

Linda Meeder,  is Michigan's State School Nurse Consultant, a joint position shared  by The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and Michigan Department of Education (MDE). 



Child Abuse and Neglect - School Mandated Reporters

Chronic Health Conditions




    Sample Diabetes Medical Management Plans

Communicable Diseases


    Enterovirus D68  


Environmental Issues

    Lead Poisoning


Frequently Asked Questions



Laws and Guidelines that Impact School Health Services 

Medication Management

Nuisance Conditions

 Professional Learning

School Nurse Certification

School Nurse Primer

School Nurse Task Force

School Nurse Task Force Report

School Entry Requirements

Special Events