The School Health Program supports Wake County Public School System through case management, health education and consultation in order to remove health related barriers to learning. 
School Nurses promote health, safety and educational success, of the school age child in Wake County by serving students, families and school staff through partnerships, evidence based practice and professional standards of care.

School Nurse Program

Wake County Human Services' school nurses do much more than apply bandages, take temperatures and dispense aspirin! The top three problems reported by teachers today are abuse and neglect, poor health and nutritional deficits. School nurses are on the front lines facing all of these issues, and more.
Students are entering school with many more medical problems than in the past. For example, we now have children in regular classrooms who receive daily tube feedings. School staff are also assisting with medical procedures such as catheterizations, learning to administer insulin to diabetic children, and other emergency injections. School nurses provide the medical expertise, the training of teachers and staff, and the monitoring of students with routine and special needs. School nurses work in concert with other Human Services' programs that address substance abuse, mental and physical illness, nutrition, dental problems, obesity and preventive health care measures.

Health and education leaders recognize that there is a direct connection between health and learning, which is why Wake County has made a substantial commitment to the School Health Nurse program.

For more information, call 919-250-4637.