School nurses address the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and support their academic achievement. Chesterfield employs registered nurses, many of which are certified by the National Board for Certified School Nurses. School nurses are important members of your school’s 504, IEP, Attendance, Safety and Crisis teams.
The mission of Student Health Services is to keep students safe, healthy and ready to learn. Your school health team consists of a registered nurse, a clinic assistant and instructional aides assigned to classrooms. The school nurse provides direct nursing care and trains and supervises other school team members to meet the health care needs of students. Health services include the management of students who are medically fragile or who deal with chronic health issues. Chronic conditions such as asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes, epilepsy and mental health concerns are just a few of the chronic conditions managed by school nurses.
If your student requires medication or has a health condition requiring management at school, please have your health care provider complete the appropriate medical forms. Student Medication Requests and Health Care Plans can be accessed here: https://mychesterfieldschools.com/family-and-community-engagement/preparing-for-school/student-health-and-safety/
To learn more, contact the school nurse serving your school.
Heather Snyder, BSN, RN, NCSN, CDDN
Coordinator, Office of Student Health Services
office (804) 639-8779