The School Nursing community is a virtual network of individuals with an interest in this area of practice.
The purpose is to promote the care, mental and physical well being of adolescents by:
- Maintaining a body of expertise as a resource for the profession
- Providing peer support
- Continuing education
- Facilitating a dialogue between the Royal College of Nursing and members for the purpose of consultation and working on pertinent child health issues of the day.
- To continue to actively maintain our community and its function
- To promote a high standard of school nursing
- To raise the profile of school nursing
- Department of Health (2015) Helping School Nurses to tackle child sexual exploitation:
- Royal College of Nursing (2017) An RCN Toolkitfor School Nurses
- Department of Health and Public Health England (2014) Maximising the school nursing team contribution to the public health ofschool aged children. Guidance to support the commissioning of public health provision for school aged children 5-19
Presentations from the RCN School Nurses Conference held in August 2017
The RCN School Nurses Conference and Exhibition was held on 24th August 2017. See here for conference programme details.
The presentations from the conference are now available to download:
1-Self-harm: how to think about it and what to do at a practical level by Dr Virginia Davies
2-Working with Transgender Young People by Jenny Walker & Paul Carruthers
3-Meeting the needs of autistic children in schools by Tim Nicholls
4-Management of epilepsy by Nicky Barnes
5-Eating disorders by Shelley Perry
6-Enuresis by Davina Richardson
7-Migraine affects Children and Adults: How to manage them? by Heather Sim
8-The epidemic of type 2 diabetes: what should we be doing? by Colin Dayan
To get involved please contact the community lead, Corina Christos.