Nurse

North School Nursing Staff:

Chris Mitchell, RN, BSN
M-F 8:30am-3:30pm

Robin Paquin, RN BSN
M-F 11:00am - 3pm

Phone: 432-6933 ext. 4106

Fax: 425-1006

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning.

~National Association of School Nurses, 2010

 Immunizations Required for School:

The NH Department of Health and Human Services has amended the immunization requirements for the 2016-2017 school year. If your child is not up to date on immunizations please contact nursing. If our records indicate that your child is not up to date on their immunizations nursing will also notify you. Below is the link to view all immunization requirements. Please call nursing with questions.

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/immunization/documents/schools17-18.pdf

When to keep your child home from school:

 

When to stay home

 

When to return to school

Fever: with a temperature of 100 or greater

Fever free for 24 hours without Tylenol or Motrin on board

Diarrhea or loose stools

24 hours symptom free

Nausea and vomiting

24 hours symptom free

Undiagnosed skin rash

When the rash has resolved or has been diagnosed as non-contagious by your child's physician

Conjunctivitis (symptoms may be redness,itching or increased tearing of the eye)

24 hours after initiating treatment with antibiotics


Influenza:

Influenza ("Flu") season in NH is generally through the winter and into spring. Please contact nursing if your child has been diagnosed with Influenza or you suspect that your child may have Influenza. Influenza spreads quickly within school settings and with your assistance we can minimize the spread of Influenza here at North School. We ask that if your child has any of the symptoms of Influenza in the red below that you keep your child home to rest.  Also,refer to this Influenza Informational Guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.