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School Nursing and Health
Resources in Response to COVID-19
About School Nursing
Mission: Supporting and Promoting the connection between health and academic achievement.
Welcome to the CDE School Nursing and Health Services web pages. The following resources are available to support your practice and give you assistance in obtaining additional resources.
News and Announcements
Updated 9/10/21: CDPHE Practical Guide for Operationalizing CDC's School Guidance - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
New 8/2021: CDE Guidance for Medical Seizure Safe Schools, Action Plans, and Training (Added to Health Conditions page)
New 8/2021: CDE Toolkit & Resources for 2021 School Guidance - Colorado Department of Education
New 7/2021: SB 21-056 Fact Sheet Concerning Administration of Medical Marijuana at School (Added to Training Tools page)
Connections Across CDE
A variety of school nursing practices exist in Colorado: single school site, multiple school responsibilities, contracted services and nurse consultant models. These web pages were carefully developed with diverse practice and environments in mind such as urban, rural and frontier school districts, private and public.
To support your school nursing practice and professional growth, please consider the following:
- Familiarize yourself with your district and school policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Become knowledgeable regarding state and federal regulations and resources pertaining to health-related educational issues.
- Communicate with your nursing supervisor and/or school administrator.
- Utilize your professional network and support opportunities such as local school nurse peers and mentors, statewide school nursing colleagues via the CDE School Nurse Listserv, the CDE website, local/state health departments, professional organizations and the CDE Principal Consultant School Health Services.
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