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Nursing

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State Schools Nursing Service

Our registered nurses work with school staff to build their skills and confidence to safely manage student health support needs and procedures at school. The service is focused on ensuring that students can safely attend school and participate in school activities.

Nurses provide assessment, plan health management and deliver training and ongoing support and supervision.

All Queensland state schools can access the State Schools Nursing Service.

Who can access the service?

State Schools can access the service to support students:

  • who require a health support procedure during school hours; or
  • whose health condition is not easily managed without nursing support.

How is the service delivered?

The nurse will talk with parents, key school staff, treating health and therapy personnel and the student (when appropriate) to decide what support will be best for each student and their school team.

Nursing services may include:

  • developing individual (daily routine) and emergency health plans for school
  • training (including refresher training) staff to manage student health needs and perform health procedures
  • providing supervision and ongoing support for staff as required
  • supporting schools with risk management.

You and your child, where relevant, will be asked for consent before services begin.

How to access this service

Contact your school principal if your child will need health support at school.

Schools access nursing services by making a request through their principal. The principal, after consulting with parents, will determine if a referral to the service is required.

School staff can contact their regional clinical nurse consultant (senior nurse) or registered nurse (PDF, 408KB) for any questions about the service and referral.

More information

Read State Schools Nursing Service brochure (PDF, 2.4MB) for more information.

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Last updated 04 October 2019