Community Health School Nurse Program
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin wants the children in our community to be the healthiest in the nation. One way we're working toward that goal is through the Community Health School Nurse Program. This program places registered nurses at designated Milwaukee Public Schools and follows a coordinated school health model of care. Currently, there are seven nurses assigned to schools full time and one nurse assigned to a school half time. Schools also can purchase nursing services to meet their school's health needs.
The goals are to:
- Attend to the community's health needs.
- Educate children and families about preventive care.
Community Health School Nurse Program nurses are trained in disease prevention. They provide direct care to students and screenings such as vision and hearing. For chronic illnesses - such as asthma, diabetes, seizures or sickle cell anemia - they monitor students' lifestyles and recommend ways they can better manage their illnesses. The nurses also coordinate care with physicians, social workers and insurance companies.
In addition, the nurses collaborate with staff from Children's Health Education Center to provide education on a variety of health topics, including:
- Anger management.
- Drugs and alcohol.
- Human growth and development.
The following Milwaukee schools have nurses from the Community Health School Nurse Program:
Auer Avenue School, 2319 W. Auer Ave.
Ben Franklin School, 2308 W. Nash St.
Business & Economics Academy, 3620 N. 18th St.
Clarke Street School, 2816 W. Clarke St.
Hopkins Street School, 1503 W. Hopkins St.
LaFollette School, 3239 N. 9th St.
Starms Discovery School, 2035 N. 25th St.
Starms Early School, 2616 W. Garfield Ave.