Health Services

School nurse teaching elementary students about health

 

The Northshore School District has a long-standing commitment to student health and wellness. Each school has a registered nurse available to provide a wide range of services. At the beginning of each year nurses collect student health information to plan for needs during the school day.

The State of Washington schedules students in grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th for routine vision and hearing screening.

Please notify the nurse if you wish to excuse your child from the screening.

 

Services We Provide

 

Basic Screenings

  • Vision
  • Hearing

Monitoring

  • Immunizations
  • Communicable diseases

Health Care Services

  • Illness and injury care during the school day
  • Nursing assessment & consultation for physical and mental health
  • Health care planning for acute & chronic illnesses
  • Prescribed medication administration & monitoring
  • Emergency planning

Health Promotion

  • Health education for students, families and educational staff
  • Advocates for prevention and wellness
  • Advocates for safe and health learning environment
  • Promotes parent/community involvement

Resources & Referrals 

  • Health insurance for children and families
  • Health care for children & families
  • Family and community services

 

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help with vision and hearing screening. Please notify the nurse if you would like to volunteer. No prior experience necessary.

Interested in Becoming a Substitute?

Are you a Registered Nurse who might be interested in exploring the rewards of school based nursing, supplementing work hours or simply maintaining nursing licensure credentials? We would love to discuss available opportunities as a substitute school nurse with the Northshore School District -- this is a great way to transition into community nursing with K-12 school age children. Contact:

Rebecca Cavanaugh
Health and Nursing Supervisor
425-408-7728
rcavanaugh@nsd.org

Contact Us

Health and Nursing Supervisor
Rebecca Cavanaugh, MN, RN, NCSN
Johnson & Johnson School Health Fellow
425.408.7728
rcavanaugh@nsd.org

If you have questions or concerns about your student's health, please contact your school nurse.