Yet another reason to love our school nurses — during the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year, there were 19,865 total visits to the clinics in our 12 schools! The top reason for visits was illness, followed by medications and then accidents/injuries. We celebrate our school nurses for having a 94% return to class rate. This means your children are being seen, given the appropriate treatment, and then returned to class where they can continue to learn. This return class rate is significantly higher than that of a basic school health aid.
The School Based Health Centers at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School, were also busy during the first semester with 2,426 visits. Their top reason for a visit was for a physical examination for either school entry or sports/ROTC/Special Olympics. This was followed by sick visits and nursing assessments. The School Based Health Centers have a return to class rate of 93% which is amazing given that they are often seeing students that have been referred to them by their school nurse.
Thank you to the school nurses and the nurse practitioners at our school based health centers that ensure their students are healthy and ready to learn!