The Dublin Unified School District Health Services Department is responsible for the health needs of the students in the district. The DUSD has a School Nurse who serves all of the students in the district and each school site has a Health Services Assistant in their Health Office. A School Nurse is a licensed Registered Nurse who possesses a Public Health Nurse Certificate, has completed the additional requirements for and possesses a current credential in School Nursing, and is Master's degree prepared. School Nurses are uniquely qualified in the preventive health, health assessment and referral procedures for students within the school setting. They are in the position to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children.
Parents can help in the success of their child by communicating with the School Nurse and Health Services Assistant, any health related barriers, which may affect their child’s ability to learn. By identifying health- related barriers to learning and offering assistance in the removal or modification of these barriers, students can perform to the best of their ability. Often times, this is accomplished by working together with the student, their family, physician, teachers, and the school support staff.
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A trained Health Services Assistant provides care to the students who visit the School Health Office. Some of the activities provided by the Health Services Assistant, under the supervision of the District Nurse, include first aid, medication administration, immunization compliance, and communicable disease control.