Certified School Nurses
approximately 265 Certified School Nurse serving 282,130 students in 733 public schools in the state of West Virginia during 2010-2011
school year. In 2010-11 school year, West Virginia had 93 Licensed Practical Nurses serving as school services personnel under the supervision of the certified school nurse to assist with the direct health services to students in West Virginia public schools.
Current law, W.Va.
Code § 18-5-22
requires each county board to employ 1 school nurse per every 1500
children in grades kindergarten through seven; provided that each
county shall employee full time at least one school nurse.
Nurse Employment Requirements:
School nurses are
required to have or obtain a Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) and a
Certification in School Nursing (CSN). The following
Schools of Nursing offer Certification in School Nursing: Alderson-Broaddus College, Bluefield
State College (On-Line
Certification Program), Fairmont
State University (On-line Certification Program), Shepherd
University, and West
Liberty State University. If you are interested in a
Certification in School Nursing, please enroll in a program
today! For more information related to WVDE School Nurse
Requirements for Employment, please review Policy 5202-
Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel.
Flow Chart for School Nurses
Permit, Authorization and Substitutes)
As of February 22, 2011, the flowchart is currently being revised.
School Nurse Evaluation
The WV Council of School Nurses have developed an optional school nurse evaluation tool. The version are provided in EXCEL and PDF.
In the Spring of 2006
a committee of school nurses came together to develop a much needed
mentorship manual for school nurses. currently no law exist to
ensure school nurse have a mentor but some county boards of education
may choose to incorporate a mentor for all new hires. Please
click on the above link to download the manual.
West Virginia school
nurses go above and beyond the call of duty. Many spend
countless hours developing prevention programs, ensuring coverage for
student health needs, training school personnel to do basic and
specialized procedures, developing 504 Plans, attending IEP meetings,
traveling from one school to the next, managing and monitoring student
health, implementing wellness programs for school staff and providing
children with a positive and caring learning environment. A
BIG thank you to all school nurses for ensuring students receive
quality health and education in WV public schools.
Is YOUR School Nurse?
West Virginia School Nurses
If your contact information has changed
or you are a new school nurse, please fill out the School Nurse
Data Form and submit. You may also email the form to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or
fax it to 304-558-3787. The Office of Healthy Schools maintains
an electronic listserv to communicate with school nurses
statewide. Providing us with your information is the only way we
know of address changes or new hires. Thank you for helping us
communicate school health information to you!
External Debfibrillator (AED)
WVDHHR OEMS Early Defibrillation Program Registration Guidelines
- SAMPLE County Procedures
- SAMPLE AED
SAMPLE AED Policy and Procedure
AED Policy with Highlights
- SAMPLE AED Class
Dietary Needs Guidance Document for the WV Form:
and Nutrition Service Document-Accommodating Children with Food and
Nutrition Service Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition
Programs-Guidance for School Food Service Staff. Please visit
the WVDE-Office of Child Nutrition website for more information at http://wvde.state.wv.us/nutrition/
or contact Celeste Peggs at email@example.com
or call (304)558-2708.
State of West Virginia Board of
Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
click on the following titles to view current letters of clarification
regarding school nursing practice:
Medication (More information was published in the 2004 Board of
7. Bus Drivers administering
medications and unlicensed school personnel checking insulin dosages
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
If you are interest in finding contact
information and websites to each state Board of Nursing lease visit
this website at https://www.ncsbn.org/515.htm.
HEALTH CARE PLAN (EHCP)
SB 53 was passed in the Spring of
2006 allowing a 1 million dollar appropriation for counties caring for
children with specialized health care needs in the public school
setting under a physician's order and parent permission with care from
the certified school nurse. The ten procedures elected for are
insulin by injection, insulin by pump, metered dose inhaler, rectal
diazepam, vagal nerve stimulator, sterile catheterization, sterile
suctioning, emergency care and cleaning of trach tube and stoma,
emergency replacement of tracheostomy tube and mechanical
An electronic health
care plan was developed to allow for standardization, accountability
and quality in managing the ten specialized procedures. Five
trainings have been held statewide to assist in developing the EHCP
and selecting the procedures for funding. Please go to https://wveis.k12.wv.us/nclb/Snurse/Health/signon.cfm?Secure=1
and enter your personal county approved WVEIS ID number and personal
county password to access the EHCP. If you (school
nurses only) are not allowed access, please contact Beverly McCloud at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Linda Payne at call 304-558-8830 with
your name, county and WVEIS ID number for registration to access the
EHCP. I thank you in advance for working with us as
we embark on a new standardized procedure for managing the
requirements of school health policies, data and quality assurance for
student health records.
FAQ's (Frequently Asked
Questions) of the Electronic Health Care Plan
WVEIS Electronic HealthCare Plan
This video will
provide you with voice activated step-by-step instructions for using
the WVEIS-Electronic Health Care Plan website. Should you have
further questions, please contact Beverly McCloud at email@example.com or
call 304-558-8830. For daily technical
assistance, please contact Beverly McCloud at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 304-558-8830 with your name, county and questions/concerns.
Nurse Needs Assessment
The School Nurse Needs
Assessment is an executive summary of the current student health
service needs in WV public schools. It is an aggregated report
of statewide data. The report is required by W.Va. Code 18-5-22
f from each county school nurse and
normally completed every two years to allow revision to the Basic and Specialized
Health Care Procedure Manual for WV Public Schools as stated in Policy 2422.7-
Standards for Health Care Procedures. This report should
be utilized in planning for staffing and service delivery to provide
WV children with proper health services to function at an optimal
level and ensure educational achievement.
Brief 2010-11 School Nurse Needs Assessment
Final 2010-11 School Nurse Needs Assessment
School Nurse Needs Assessment
2008-2009 School Nurse Needs
A one-page School
Nurse Needs Assessment Brief has been created for a quick review of
the state distribution of certified school nurses,student screenings
and students with medical/health conditions. A big thank you to
all the school nurses participating in the survey. Please click
on the above link to view the brief.
Nurse Needs Assessment
Schools have the
responsibility of promoting student health through screenings and
education, providing free health services and ensuring complex health
care procedures are provided to children during the school day.
The ability to ensure the health and educational achievement of
children in a safe, nurturing and disciplined environment is our
mission. Certified school nurses play a crucial role in meeting
this need. This report details the school nurse credentials,
screenings and other provisions of school health services, student
medical/health conditions and specialized health care procedures
performed in West Virginia public schools. Please
contact Linda Payne at email@example.com
or call 304-558-8830 for any questions.
School Nurse Needs Assessment Power Point Presentation
& AAHE/AAHPERD Develop Supplement to the American
Journal of Health Education
resource promotes ways to lower risk and provide optimal diabetes
management in youth
National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) Diabetes in
Children & Adolescent’s Work Group (CAWG) and the American
Association for Health Education (AAHE)/American
Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
(AAHPERD) have partnered to develop a free supplement to the American
Journal of Health Education. Released in October 2009, the
supplement promotes ways to lower the risk for type 2 diabetes in
high-risk youth, provide optimal diabetes management for children and
teens, and highlights NDEP resources through eight feature articles
authored by CAWG members and their colleagues. In addition, Certified Health Education
Specialists may obtain continuing education credit for reading two of
the articles: “Role of Health Educators in Assisting Youth &
Adolescents with Diabetes” and “Effects of Physical
Activity on Diabetes Management & Lowering Risk for Type 2
Diabetes” and answering the self-study questions.
To view the
online supplement, visit www.aahperd.org/aahe/about/updates/upload/AJOHE_Sept- Oct09-ingenta.pdf
more information about youth and diabetes or to download and order
free resources, visit NDEP’s youth webpage at www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/teens/index.aspx.
Seizures and You: Epilepsy Toolkit and Lesson
Plans for Teachers and Trainers
100 teenagers has epilepsy and one in ten people will have a seizure
in their lifetime. Teens who have epilepsy face many challenges, such
as explaining seizures to people, wondering how their friends are
going to react, or never knowing when the next seizure is going to
happen. To help middle and high school students learn about epilepsy,
the Epilepsy Foundation created the Seizures and You: Take
Charge of the Facts Toolkit for teachers and trainers. The toolkit
includes one 45 minute basic lesson, facilitators’ guide, PPT
presentation, fact sheet, and a student matching worksheet and quiz.
The three Extended Learning lessons for health education,
science and English classes cover Epilepsy, Stigma & Teens;
Epilepsy & Discrimination; and an Epilepsy Research Project. To
download the toolkit and lesson plans go to http://www.takechargeteens.org/about_takecharge.html.
If you have additional questions, or need further information, please
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
more information about epilepsy go to:
Academy of Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology Society
FORMS FOR ALL AGES:
The West Virginia
HealthCheck Program - PREVENTIVE HEALTH SCREEN - Forms
are available for use on the WVDHHR, BPH -Office of Maternal, Child,
and Family Health, Division of Infant, Child, and Adolescent
Health, HealthCheck Program website at http://www.wvdhhr.org/mcfh/ICAH/healthcheck/Default.htm.
"Provider Information" and then "Health Screen
the Role of the Certified Nurse Practitioner in the School Setting
committee of advanced practice nurses and school-based health
representatives completed a document in the spring of 2007 to assist
public schools in the employment and coordination of advance practice
nursing services to students during the school day. Please
review this document by clicking on the above subtitle.
2012 WVASN Fall Conference PowerPoint Presentation
2011 WVASN Fall Conference PowerPoint Presentation