The Florida Department of Education has ordered all schools in Florida to be closed through May 1st due to concerns about coronavirus. More information is available on our Coronavirus Information page.
The information on this page is intended to assist parents, schools and health professionals in providing health services in the school setting. Health services include School Nurses (Registered Nurses), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP’s), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), Health Assistants and a Pediatrician/ Medical Doctor are an integral part of the school, ensuring the health and safety of students and staff. The health needs of students today have increased in scope and complexity.
Assuring adherence to mandates concerning health promotion, maintenance and screenings is a responsibility of health services. School Nurses provide child specific training, monitoring and nursing services needed during the school day. Assessments of individual and school-wide health problems are provided by nurse practitioners or the medical doctor in School Health Services. Prevention and responses to communicable or infectious outbreaks are coordinated in collaboration with Hillsborough County Health Department and Center for Disease Control (CDC).