school health nursing
nursing schools bridging gaps of school health nursing
Ensuring that all K-8 students have access to a qualified healthcare provider in school is essential to students’ health and wellbeing, which results in better and learning. The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is collaborating with the Coppin State and Morgan State Schools of Nursing to provide a partnership model that will create a system of care that works with the family and school communities to support health and optimal learning. The model points to the need for that care to be dynamic while being rooted in science and best practices.
Baltimore City Public School System (BPCSS) is the fourth largest public school system in the State of Maryland, operating 156 facilities totaling approximately 79,000 students in Pre-K, elementary, middle, and high schools as well as special education centers and alternative schools. In addition to staffing school nurses, JHSON will also equip these schools with required supplies, and provide competency-based training aligned with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) 21st century framework for school nurses. This training will encompass core competencies including trauma-informed care, mental health first aid, and administration of rescue medication like naloxone, albuterol, and epinephrine.
This is a three-year collaborative that will start with five City Schools, with the possibility of expanding to five years and adding City Schools based on funding. Learn more about the five BPCSS schools participating in this initiative:
- Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School
- Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School
- John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School
- Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School
- William Paca Elementary
For more information about this program, please contact us at [email protected].