The mission of the Health Services Department is to facilitate each student's growth, development, and educational success by encouraging his or her health and wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment.
"School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that enhances the well-being, academic performance, and lifetime achievement of children," according to the National Association of School Nurses.
Penn Hills School Nurses help students learn by implementing the following:
- providing assistance and coordination of treatment for children with chronic health issues
- actively partnering with faculty/staff/parents/community providers to promote student wellbeing; becoming active members of student support/assistant teams; diagnosing and treating day-to-day illnesses and injuries that occur during school hours
- completing health checks as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health assessing and monitoring all children's vaccines
- providing students and workers with health education and wellness programs offering nurse services as required creating a secure and healthy environment for students/employees