School Health Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health 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.
School Health Care Plans
For Parents and School Personnel
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Asthma Care Plan
Asthma Care Plan-Spanish
Diabetes Care Plan
For Student Who Wears an Insulin Pump
Generic Care Plan
Migraine Care Plan
Migraine Care Plan-Spanish
Sickle Cell Care Plan
Seizure Disorder Care Plan
Severe Allergic Reaction Plan
Severe Allergic Reaction Plan-Spanish
Seizure Care Plan-Spanish
Special Nutritional Needs (Diet Order) Forms
The completed form should be returned to your child’s School Health Nurse or school cafeteria manager.
Special Nutritional Needs (English)
Special Nutritional Needs (Spanish)
Medication Authorization Form
If your child needs to take medication while at school, a medication authorization form will need to be completed and submitted to your child’s school. Click here to link to the Guilford County Schools’ website to access the form.
Kindergarten Health Assessment Form
A Kindergarten Health Assessment is required for every child entering public school Kindergarten. This assessment by a health care provider helps identify any health or developmental concerns. There is a specific form that must be completed by the health care provider. A copy of the form in English and Spanish is below. You may print this and take it with you to your appointment. Your health care provider should also have a copy of the form in the office.
2013-2014 School Immunization Requirements
Asthma Education for Parents and Children
Asthma Tools for Parents (handout)
The American Lung Association has a number of resources to fit your needs of asthma education for parents and school personnel:
Asthma Basics is a 50-minute online learning tool that teaches participants to identify and manage asthma symptoms, understand an Asthma Action Plan, and respond to a breathing emergency. Register for Asthma Basics here.
Lungtropolis Parents is a fun tool that provides information and resources to caregivers of children with asthma. Lungtropolis Kids is the version for children. Check it out here.
Medication Demonstration Videos are an excellent way for parents to see if their child is properly using his/her medications. Downloadable direction sheets for 8 medication devices are available also. Check it out here.
What is Asthma? is a 2 minute online animation that explains what asthma is and how it affects people who suffer from it. Access it by clicking on the What is Asthma icon on the right side of the ALA Asthma webpage.
Lung HelpLine is staffed by experienced RNs and respiratory therapists who can answer parents’ questions on their child’s asthma symptoms, medications and more.
Asthma 101 is a 1 to 2 hour basic asthma education seminar for adults developed by the American Lung Association. This seminar is designed for use in a variety of settings including schools, child care, workplace and community meetings. For more information on Asthma 101, contact the American Lung Association in NC at (202) 715-3464 or www.Lung.org