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New online hub for school nurses

Issue: Volume 97, Number 11

Posted: 22 June 2018
Reference #: 1H9jLD

School nurses and health professionals have welcomed a new ‘one-stop-shop’ website where they can get all the resources they need to run their clinics and support student health and wellbeing.

The NZ School Nurses team who designed the new online hub

(From Left) Dr Simon Denny, Dr Bethan Maegaard, Christine Cammell, Karen Howes and Marjan Paler-Jansen are part of the NZ School Nurses team who designed the new online hub.

A new website launched by NZ School Nurses in late March 2018, aims to decrease the amount of time nurses spend ‘reinventing the wheel’ by sharing new online templates that can be applied to any school clinic, making it quicker and easier for school nurses to find the resources they need.

To support nurses to support their students’ health and wellbeing, the resources are targeted to pastoral care teams, including the principal, deputy principal, head of pastoral care, guidance counsellor, social worker, school doctor and/or physiotherapist, youth workers, RTLBs and SENCOs.

There are templates to help run clinics smoothly, resources to support the professional practice of school nurses, and resources to support schools to promote a school-wide approach to improving health and wellbeing, such as pastoral care guidelines.

Some resources are pre-existing and have been developed by other agencies, while others have been newly developed by NZ School Nurses.

School nurses can also use the website to find local and online training opportunities and connect with local youth health services and other health professionals.

Check out the new NZ School Nurses(external link) website.

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 11:54 am, 22 June 2018

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