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School Nurse

School Health Program

Diana Spruill, Nurse

TCS School Health Contact:

Diana Spruill, Nurse
486 Elementary School Rd.
Columbia, NC 27925
Main Office: 252-796-3881
Fax: 252-796-0544
dispruil@tycomail.net

School Nursing services include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual health care needs assessments for students
  • Health care plan development, revision and evaluation including Emergency Action Plans, Individual Health Care Plans and health related components of Individual Education Programs
  • Direct provision of nursing health care services
  • School staff instruction and supervision in provision of care for students with special health care needs
  • Instruction and oversight for medication administration processes in schools
  • Emergency and injury care, planning and training
  • Communicable disease control and outbreak response in schools
  • Assessment of school community health and safety issues
  • Student screening for conditions that impact access to education, such as vision screening
  • Member and resource for student assistance teams that develop health related student accommodations
  • Health related community resource liaison for schools

 

"School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate normal development and positive response to interventions; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; 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, 2010)