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School Nursing Services

The role of the school nurse is to support student success in education. According to the National Association of School nurses, "school nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifetime achievement of students." BCPS is proud to have a registered nurse in each of our schools. BCPS is committed to meeting the health care concerns of our students. The responsibilities of the school nurse are very broad. In addition to managing the clinic visits on a daily basis, they also review student records for compliance of state health mandates, perform required screenings, consult with parents and other health professionals, promote health education for students and staff, and advocate for the needs of children. The school nurses give parents, students and staff comfort and peace of mind knowing they can count on the nurse in their time of need.

If you need to speak with a school nurse, please contact your school directly. Click here for School Directory

Patricia D. Knox - MN, BSN, RN, NCSN
Supervisor of Physical and Mental Health
pknox@bedford.k12.va.us
540.586.1045 ext. 10251

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & DOCUMENTS

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION REMINDER

  • If your child is on medication please request a separate bottle from the pharmacy for the school clinic.  All medicine must be in the original container.
  • Please do not send medication to school by the child.  A parent or guardian needs to bring the medicine to school.
  • A physician’s authorization is required for all prescription medication. 
  • A parent or guardian signature is required before medication will be administered.
  • Medicine must be picked up at the end of the school year; any medicine not picked up will be discarded.
  • The Authorization to Administer Medication form is only good for one school year.
  • Any changes in medication dosage must have a physician’s order.  Each medication requires its own medication form.
  • Non-prescription medication will be administered as instructed on the box, unless accompanied with a physician’s order instructing to do differently.
  • Acetaminophen (middle and high only) and emergency use Antihistamine (all schools) are available in the school clinic providing there is written parent permission on file.

AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION FORMS





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