Holland Hospital's school nurses and health aides treat illnesses, help manage chronic diseases and promote good health for over 11,000 children in our communities.
Holland Hospital’s School Nurse Program began in 1998 with one Registered Nurse serving two Holland Public Schools. Over the last 15 years, this program has grown to include schools in the districts of Holland Public, West Ottawa, Hamilton, Holland Christian and Fennville. The school nursing program is supported by Holland Hospital and its employees, along with other financial support from the community and the school districts.
What is the role of the school nurses?
To support student learning by:
- Maintaining health care plans for those with chronic diseases (asthma, allergies, diabetes, seizures).
- Providing health education in classroom, group or individual sessions.
- Illness, injury assessment and interventions.
- Participation in Individualized Education Plan development.
- Maintaining health related policies and forms.
- Training and supervising staff for first aid and medication administration.
- Providing referrals for medical, dental, vision, and community agencies.
Learn about the journey of the School Nursing Program from the nurses, teachers and students!