School nurses identify and treat students' health irregularities and provide instructions for good health and disease prevention. They evaluate physical conditions and give students appropriate resources. Typically, school nurses work under only general supervision and have to make most decisions on their own.
A typical day in the life of a school nurse might include: • Developing strategies and standard health procedures for schools • Serving as a resource for health issues and policies • Diagnosing and treating common illnesses and injuries • Preparing health reports for the board of education and health department.
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