Wellesley Public Schools Department of Nursing Services
Welcome to the Department of Nursing web site. School nursing has evolved over the years with the focus on building strong partnerships with students, parents and teachers. Today, more children come to school with medical, social and emotional challenges. The school nurses are available to collaborate with students, parents and educational team to develop and support an individualized plan of care in order to support the student in the classroom. We look forward to working with you and your student.
The WPS Department of Nursing Service provides comprehensive health care that enhances the optimal state of wellness for the whole child in order to support academic success.
THE FRAMEWORK FOR 21st CENTURY NURSING PRACTICE
“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 leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborates to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential “
(Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors, February 2017)