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Role of a District Nurse


The primary role of the District Nurse is to support student learning.
The nurse accomplishes this by implementing strategies that
promote student and staff health and safety.

  • Provides health assessments, accommodations and direct health services for students with medical concerns. The district nurse is an integral part of the special education team.
  • Serves as a coordinator of nursing services and provides direct nursing care.
  • Serves as a medical supervisor for health care provided in the school setting.
  • Obtains health histories and attends 504 and Individual Educational Plan meetings for students with medical issues.
  •  Develops Individual Student Health Plans (ISHP) to accommodate students with different medical conditions.
  • Provides state mandated services such as vision and hearing screening for students in Kindergarten, 2nd, 5th 8th grades.
  • Trains and monitors staff at the school sites to do medical procedures.
  • Provides direct medical services such as giving insulin shots to students who are diabetic.
  • Identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment and promotes a nurturing school environment.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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