SDE: Health Promotion Services/School Nurse

Health Promotion Services/School Nurse


Health Promotion Services/School Nurse Program provides consultation to school nurses, school nurse leaders, school administrators, and the community regarding the health and safety of students. This consultation and technical assistance includes addressing the provisions of health services during the school day and the promotion of health and wellness activities that support student achievement. Professional development programs are periodically organized to further assist and support school nurses.

Definition of School Nursing
"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." 

Adopted by the National Association of School Nurses, June 1999

Survey on School Health Services in Connecticut

This survey is conducted yearly by the CSDE in collaboration with Education Connection. The survey results are used to develop an annual report on school health services in Connecticut, the Health Services Program Information Survey Report.

School Nurse/Teacher Evaluation Resources


School Nurse Bulletins

2017 2016 2015 Archived School Nurse Bulletins



Other Web Resources

  • Association of School Nurses of Connecticut is the website for the state school nurse professional organization. It provides information about school nursing, professional development, and Connecticut-specific information.
  • is the Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy's official website on substance abuse that provides resources for schools, families, community leaders, law enforcement, and anyone interested in the prevention and treatment of addiction.
  • National Association of School Nurses is the official website of the national professional organization of school nurses. It includes standards of professional school nursing practice, position statements, and issue briefs, publications, resources, professional development opportunities, and much more.
  • Links to Other State Agencies


Stephanie Knutson, RN, MSN

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