Putnam City’s professional school nurses and trained health aides work to help our students be healthy and successful learners.
School nurses, and health aides working under the supervision of school nurses, will:
Provide direct health care to students and staff
Provide leadership for the provision of health services
Provide screening and referrals for health conditions
Promote a healthy school environment
Promote health and wellness
Serve as liaisons between students, school personnel, family, community, and health care providers.*
Health Services works to help the school nurses perform their duties in a manner consistent with professional standards, the Oklahoma Nurse Practice Act, other applicable state and local statutes, and Putnam City district policies and regulations.
Reference: National Association of School Nurses, Issue Brief, School Health Nursing Services Role in Health Care. November 2002.