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State Schools Nursing Service

The State Schools Nursing Service (SSNS) is provided in every region and is available to all Queensland state schools. Registered nurses can assist school staff to safely support students with specialised health needs in their education.

Nursing services include:

With student/parental consent, the State School Registered Nurses (SSRN) will collaborate with parents, key school staff, treating health and therapy personnel to achieve the best educational outcomes for students.

Refer to the State Schools Nursing Service - brochure Adobe PDF document402K for more information.

How to access this service

Access this service by using the Student referral - request for nursing services form Microsoft® Word document External Link available within the Management of students with specialised health needs procedure External Link.

A school staff member/coordinator familiar with the student's health needs should complete the referral form and ensure it is signed by the Principal (or delegated officer) and the parents/carers.

Contact

For any questions about services and referral, contact a registered nurse Adobe PDF document402K based in your region.

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This page was last reviewed on 28 Feb 2017

Resources

State Schools Nursing Service brochure Adobe PDF document402K

State school registered nurse practice model Adobe PDF document1.4M

Management of students with specialised health needs procedure External Link

Administration of medications in schools procedure External Link

State Schools Nursing Service Ed Studio (DET employees only)

Specialised health support online training (DET employees only)

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