Fayette County Public Schools celebrate National School Nurse Day on May 10, 2023.
The National Association of School Nurses created National School Nurse Day to recognize school nurses and acknowledge their hard work and dedication.
This year’s theme is “School Nurses: Bridging Healthcare and Education,” which recognizes that school nurses play an integral role in providing care coordination, advocating for quality student-centered care, and collaborating to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.
To provide a healthy environment for students across the county, every Fayette County public school has a school clinic with a licensed nurse. Twenty-six Fayette County school nurses and one school nurse coordinator care for thousands of students on a daily basis to ensure school communities are a healthy place for children and families to learn and grow.
School nurses at each clinic care for approximately 25-100 students per day with illnesses, chronic health conditions, and injuries. Additionally, 25-40 students per day receive medications at each school clinic.
The Fayette County Public School System is thankful for the hard work and dedication school nurses provide to the county’s students and families. We encourage the community to join the school system in showing appreciation for school nurses during National School Nurse Day on May 10, 2023.