Avery County Schools Health Team
Avery County Schools Health Team promotes health, safety and well being for children, families and community by providing health education and health services.
School Nurses are committed to the following goals:
The History of School Nursing
Since 1902 when Lillian Wald assigned nurses to selected schools in
Today, the National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as “a specialty branch of professional nursing that seeks to prevent or identify student health or health-related problems and intervenes to modify or remediate these problems. A comprehensive school health program includes delivery of health services and health education which directly contributes to the student’s education as well as health of the family and community.”
Last Modified on January 10, 2013