“The role of a professional school nurse advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. School nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.” —National Association of School Nurses

School Nursing and Health Services

School nursing is a healthcare specialty requiring specific expertise in nursing, public health, and education. Our school nurses are licensed, registered nurses educated to address the wide range of health topics that impact children at school:

  • Identify health concerns through assessments and observations.
  • Provide health care counseling or guidance to students, families, and staff.
  • Conduct care coordination including case management, chronic disease management, care planning, and assistance in finding a medical home or other health care providers.
  • Provide medication management, health screenings, referrals, and follow-up.
  • Ensure immunization compliance and coordination of other health mandates according to state requirements.
  • Provide health education, promotion, and disease prevention.

Two district nurses and one nurse associate serve DCSD families.

School Nurse (JCE & DHS)– Julie Goedken, BSN, RN

School Nurse (CLE & DMS)– Selina Quandahl, BA,  RN