Nursing Department

Chantel Marquez, BSN, RN

District Nurse

Traci Riches,
BSN, RN

School and Community Based Nurse

Nursing Dept. Training Videos

coming soon

School Health Services Grant 2022-23

Gervais School District was recently awarded a two-year $90,000 grant to evaluate our student health systems delivery services and, with community input, determine if we should expand our current district nursing program or open a school-based nursing center here in Gervais.  If you would like to participate on the School Health Services Grant Advisory Committee, or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please address them to Creighton_Helms@gervais.k12.or.us.

Grant Flyer

Take the Health Services Grant Survey

The Gervais School District is seeking your feedback! We ask that you complete a short survey, which can be found at this link (https://sites.google.com/gervais.k12.../gsd-sbhc-links/home) or through the QR Code in the bottom-right of this flyer. We will also be hosting information nights in September and Focus Groups in October.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this process, or you’d like to share your thoughts beyond the survey questions, please write to me at Creighton_Helms@gervais.k12.or.us, call me at (503) 792-3803 x4010, or stop by the district Welcome Center to see me in person.

According to the National Association of School nurses: “School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.”

 

Professional nurses address the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of their students.  Professional district nurses have as the ultimate outcome of their practice, the support of student success in the learning process.

  • The district nurse provides direct health care to the students and staff who have been injured or who present with acute illnesses; responsible for medication administration and the performance of health care procedures; assists faculty and staff in monitoring chronic health conditions.
  • The district nurse provides leadership for the provision of health services which includes developing plans for responding to emergencies and disasters and training staff to respond appropriately; delegation of care within applicable laws; delegation to others involves initial assessment, training, competency validation, supervision, and evaluation by the district nurse.
  • The district nurse provides screening and referral for health conditions include vision screening; nurses provide availability of resources to assure referral and follow-up.
  • The district nurse promotes a healthy school environment.
  • The district nurse implements precautions for blood borne pathogens and other infectious diseases.
  • The district nurse also assesses the physical environment of the school and takes action to improve health and safety.
  • The district nurse promotes health education by providing health information directly to individual students, groups of students or classes.
  • The district nurse is a member of the coordinated school health team that promotes the health and wellbeing of school members through collaborative efforts.
  • The district nurse serves in a leadership role for health policies and programs.
  • As the health care expert within the school system, the district nurse takes a leadership role in the development and evaluation of school health policies.
  • The district nurse advocates for programs and policies that positively affect the health of students or impact the profession of school nursing.
  • The district nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers.
  • The district nurse participates as the health expert on Individualized Education Plan and 504 teams.
  • The district nurse also communicates with community health providers and community health care agencies.