SCHOOL NURSES

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School Nurse related questions may be directed to:

Ann Nichols MSN, RN, NCSN
State School Health Nurse Consultant
N C Division of Public Health
ann.nichols@dhhs.nc.gov, 919.707.5667


School nurses are an integral part of access to education and work to reduce and eliminate health related barriers to the education process for students. They promote health and safety, intervene with actual and potential health problems, provide case management services, and coordinate communication with families, appropriate school staff and the medical home or private healthcare provider.


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


NC Healthy Schools School Nurses Map
(pdf, 247kb)


SCHOOL HEALTH CONSULTANTS

North Carolina Division of Public Health

NAME REGION ADDRESS PHONEFAX
Ann Nichols State School Health Nurse Consultant 1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928
919.707.5667 919.870.4880
Kristin Wike Charter Schools 1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928
828.230.7148 
Amy Quesinberry NW: Northwest Region 1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928
336.786.4012 336.786.4079
Sonya Dunn C: Central Region 1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928
919.663.2716 919.663.2725
Annette Richardson NE: Northeast Region 1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928

919.339.3009

 
Contact Ann Nichols while this position is vacant W: West Region 1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928
919.707.5667  
Lucy Heffelfinger SW: Southwest Region 1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928
828.659.2548 828.659.2544
Amy Levy SE: Southeast Region 1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928
919.922.5462