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Registered nurses

Nursing services are provided to Queensland state schools through:

Registered nurses employed by DET provide a clinical advisory service and provide assessment, planning, training, supervision and support to school personnel supporting students with disability or specialised health needs.

Specialised health needs include but are not limited to:

State School Registered Nurses assist state school personnel to safely and effectively manage the health requirements of students with complex health needs and associated health procedures and complex care regimes to facilitate full participation in their educational program. They provide these services in response to a written referral with parental consent for nurses to be involved in their child's care.

The School-Based Youth Health Nurse (SBYHN) program is managed by Queensland Health and focuses on promoting preventative health strategies and wellbeing for students in Years 8-12. Nurses participating in this program work in partnership with school personnel to promote positive health and wellbeing for young people within a school community. Secondary school aged students with disability may access SBYHN services.

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