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School Nursing and Health

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.

Health Data Report
(Reopens Spring 2021)

Professional Development

  • What's New!
  • Training Opportunities
  • E-Learning
  • Meetings

View the Professional Development page

School Nurse Training Tools

  • Medication Administration
  • Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
  • Health & Wellness
  • Training Resources

View the School Nurse Training Tools page


  • Community
  • State and National

View the Resources page

School Health Office Management

  • Organization of Services
  • Fast Facts
  • Students in Need
  • Related Services & Department

View the School Health Office Management page

Health Services

  • Immunizations
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Screenings
  • Early Childhood
  • Emergency Care/Disaster Planning
  • Student Safety

View the School Health Services page

Health Conditions

  • Health Care Plans
  • Allergy/Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • TBI/Concussion
  • Mental Health

View the Health Conditions page

Professional School Nursing

  • School Nursing Practice
  • School Nurse Licensure
  • Mentor Program

View the Professional School Nursing page

Legal Information

  • Rules & Regulations
  • Delegation
  • Documentation & Confidentiality
  • Child Protection 
  • Private Schools

View the Legal Issues page

Special Education

  • Special Education
  • 504
  • IDEA
  • HCP

View the Special Education page

Nursing Procedures

  • Board of Nursing Laws, Rules and Policies
  • Nursing Procedure Guidelines
    • Buccal Clonazepam
    • VNS Magnet
    • Diastat
    • Intranasal Midazolam
    • Buccal Midazolam
    • Tube Feeding

View the Nursing Procedures page

Contact us

  • Colorado Department of Education
  • Regional Nurses

View the Contact Us page

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 Listserve, the CDE website, local/state health departments, professional organizations and the CDE Principal Consultant School Health Services.