School Health Services Philosophy
The West Haven nurses believe that the health of a child has a direct effect on his/her ability to succeed in school.
view the child holistically and acknowledge that physiological,
psychological, socio-cultural, developmental and educational needs must
be met. In order to meet those needs, the family is important in
assisting the nurse in planning, implementing and evaluating the child’s
healthcare plan. Nurses will seek the family’s input and cooperation in
devising the plan most suited to the individual child. Parents or
guardians will be informed of health services available to them. In
addition, parents or guardians will be advised of state-mandated
programs related to schools and their responsibility in these programs.
believe the nurse is a professional and will respect the
confidentiality of the student/client while functioning as a student
advocate within the school, family and community setting.
believe that nurses are health teachers and that health teaching by
school nurses can be done in many ways: individually with students in
the health office, in classrooms, and with families & community
We recognize that professional growth is an ongoing
process. In order for professional nurses to maintain current
information and knowledge they must participate in a system of
Call School Health at 203-937-4300 x7120 for more information.