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/Survey

"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 in collaboration with Education Connection. Results of the survey are used to develop an annual report on school health services in Connecticut. The Health Services Program Information Survey Reports can be downloaded for each year that the survey was conducted. 

  • 2015 Summary [PDF] Full Report [PDF]
  • 2014 Summary [PDF] Full Report [PDF]
  • 2013 Summary [PDF] Full Report [PDF]
  • 2012 Summary [PDF] Full Report [PDF]
  • 2011 Summary [PDF] Full Report [PDF]
  • 2010 Summary [PDF] Full Report [PDF]
  • 2009 Summary [PDF] Full Report [PDF]
  • 2008 Summary [PDF] Full Report [PDF]
  • 2007 Full Report [PDF]
  • 2006 Full Report [PDF]
  • 2005 Full Report [PDF]
  • 2004 Full Report [PDF]

School Nurse/Teacher Evaluation Resources 


School Nurse Bulletins 


  • Asthman Action Plans (Samples):
    • DPH - Asthma Medication Authorization and Asthma Action Plan [PDF]
    • AAP - Asthma Action Plan [PDF]
  • Health Assessment Form 2017  [PDF] [DOC] - Please print on "blue" paper (Rev. 4/17) 
  • Early Childhood Health Assessment Form  [PDF] [DOC] - Please print on "yellow" paper (Rev.  3/15)
  • Immunization Requirements  [PDF
  • ED513 - Health Service Plan  [PDF
  • Medical Exemption Immunization Form  [PDF]
  • Religious Exemption Immunization Form  [PDF
  • Sample Medication Authorization Form  [PDF]
  • Individualized Health Care Plan  [PDF]  [DOC]
  • Epinephrine Administration Form  [PDF]  [DOC]
  • Sample HIPAA Form  [PDF]  [DOC]
  • HUSKY School Form: English [PDF]
  • HUSKY School Form: Spanish [PDF]



Revised 2015: Medication Administration Regulations [PDF]  

Public Health Regulations

New: Department of Consumer Protection/Drug Control Division - Ordering Epinephrine [PDF] List of CT Licensed Pharmacies [PDF]

 Other Web Resources

  • Association of School Nurses of Connecticut is the website for the state school nurse professional organization. This site provides information about school nursing, professional development and Connecticut- specific information.
  •, The Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy's official website on substance abuse that provides resources for schools, families, community leaders, law enforcement an all those 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. The information 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 G. Knutson, MSN, R.N.


Content Last Modified on 8/24/2017 12:14:33 PM