"School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success and life long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development, promote health and safety, 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
School nurses in Westford collaborate with the school physicians, Dr. Joan Eagan and Dr. James Sheehy, to provide confidential and prompt first aid, illness assessment, nursing care, referrals, and health teaching.
While it is important for children to be in school as much as possible, please keep them home with a fever over 100, a disruptive cough or cold, or if they have been vomiting or had diarrhea. They may return to school 24 hours after the fever breaks or the last episode of vomiting/diarrhea.
Both nurses can be reached at: Email.