SCESD nursing department in collaboration with districts in Coos, Curry and Western Douglas County support students and schools with health needs. School Nurses are registered nurses (RN) and work under the requirements of both the Oregon School Board of Education and the Oregon State Board of nursing.
SCESD nurses work with families, school staff, doctors, and community health care providers to develop health management plans (HMP) for students with complex health needs some of which include, seizures, asthma, diabetes, severe allergies, gastric tube feeding, oxygen administration, suctioning, or nebulizer treatments.
SCESD nurses attend IFSP, IEP, and 504 meetings to review health concerns, train school staff on medical treatment and care and support schools with school-based nursing policy and procedure (i.e. immunizations).