The role of School Nurse at the College focuses on health promotion and primary prevention.
An important goal is to promote a positive healthy lifestyle across the College community. This may include health education and training sessions for staff and parents and also the development of policies and protocols in order to minimise risk taking behaviour.
The school nurse is well placed to:
Play a key role in reducing negative health outcomes and risk taking behaviours among young people, including drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco smoking, eating disorders, obesity, injuries.
Focus on prevention of ill health and problem behaviours by ensuring coordination between the school and community based health and support services.
Support the school community in addressing contemporary health and social issues facing young people and their families.
When appropriate, provide primary health care through professional clinical nursing, including assessment, care, referral and support.