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Nursing Services Managers
The mission of Health Services is to create and sustain a school environment that promotes and supports student achievement, health and well-being.
The model of health services in Minneapolis Public Schools uses a combination of Licensed School Nurses (LSN), Health Services Assistants (HSA) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). LPNs and HSAs perform health office/clerical functions, care for ill and injured students, and carry out delegated nursing activities performed under the LSN's supervision.
The Licensed School Nurse is responsible for coordinating and managing the health needs of individual students during the school day as well as promoting health and safety for all students at a given site. They also provide training, delegation and supervision of the HSAs and LPNs.
Nursing Services Managers supervise the care given in school health offices. They are responsible for school nursing program planning, quality assurance, staffing, and responding to crises.
To speak with the Licensed School Nurse assigned to your child's school, click here.
To reach the Health Office at your child's school and speak with one of the staff, click here.
To reach the Licensed School Nurse assigned to a Nonpublic school, click here.
Recently there has been much media attention regarding the Ebola virus and EnterovirusD68.
The EnterovirusD68 can cause mild cold-like symptoms including runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever and wheezing and can especially affect children who already have asthma or other chronic respiratory disease. The virus typically causes illness lasting about a week and most children recover with no lasting problems, although a few have been hospitalized.
The virus likely spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches a contaminated surface.
You can help protect yourself and family from respiratory illnesses by reinforcing these steps:
If your child develops cold symptoms that progress to difficulty breathing, see your healthcare provider immediately. Keep your child home and notify the school if they have a fever of 100 degrees or more and are not feeling well enough to participate in school activities. Remember that it is also the beginning of influenza season, so make sure your get your annual flu shot!