School Nursing is a practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. They 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.

Doha Medicare School Nurse has a crucial role in the seamless provision of comprehensive health services to children and youth. Increasing numbers of students enter schools with chronic health conditions that require management during the school day. The role of the school nurse is in serving as a team member of the School by providing preventive services, early identification of problems, interventions, and referrals to foster health and educational success. In any school, to optimally care for children, preparation, ongoing education, and appropriate staffing levels of school nurses are important factors for success. Recommendations are offered to facilitate the working relationship between the school nurse and the child's medical home.

School nurses are well positioned to take the lead for the school system in partnering with school physicians, community physicians, and community organizations.

The following health services are the minimum that are offered:-

  • Assessment of health complaints, medication administration, and care for students with special health care needs.
  • A system for managing emergencies and urgent situations.
  • A system for managing emergencies and urgent situations.
  • Mandated health screening programs, verification of immunizations, and infectious disease reporting.
  • Identification and management of students' chronic health care needs that affect educational achievement.
  • The school nurse serves as an extension of traditional community health services, ensuring continuity, compliance, and professional supervision of care within the school setting.
  • The school nurse functions as a leader and the coordinator of the school health services team. The team may also include a school physician, licensed practical nurses, health aides and clerical staff, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and substance abuse counselors. The health team may also expand to create a coordinated school health team that integrates health services, health education, physical education, nutrition services, counseling/psychological/social services, healthy school environment, health promotion for staff, and family/community involvement.