School Health Services

Welcome to the School Nursing Services webpage.

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.

BCPS Health Services Supervisor is Patricia D. Knox. Patricia has a Masters Degree in Health Nursing with a focus on school health. She has been with Bedford County Public Schools since 1998 and received the state School Nurse Administrator of the Year Award in 2008 and is a National Board Certified School Nurse.

Patricia D. Knox - MN, BSN, RN, NCSN
pknox@bedford.k12.va.us
540.586.1045 ext. 251

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