/ School Health Program
To improve educational outcomes by reducing student absenteeism through nursing resources that manage acute illness, injury and chronic health conditions. Short- and medium-term goals target chronic absenteeism and reading readiness. Long-term goals include improving rates of graduation, workplace readiness and college entry.
Registered nurses (RN) educate and train school personnel (building support staff, paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators, etc.) who provide daily direct services to students. Dependent upon location and need, consultative access to an RN may occur on-site, by phone and/or through virtual connectivity.
When a student gets sick, injured or has chronic health care needs at school, it can be stressful, especially if medical treatment is not directly available. With the school health program and use of telemedicine technology, the student can be seen by an RN via video visit for rashes, minor injuries or illnesses.
Spectrum Health School Health Program
665 Seward Avenue NW, Suite 110
Grand Rapids, MI 49504