• Wicksburg Goals

    • Reduce students' health-related absenteeism

    • Eliminate or minimize health problems that impair learning

    • Reduce or prevent health problems through education

    • Help students to achieve the highest degree of independent functioning

    • Assist with referrals and screenings

     

    Wicksburg Principles

    • Every child is entitled to a level of health that permits maximum utilization of educational opportunities.

    • Parents have the basic responsibility for the health of their children. School nurses work in partnership with parents and physicians in providing health services to their children/patients while in school.

    • The appropriate roles of the nurse in the school health program include delivery of health services, advocacy for the rights of children, counselor for health concerns of children, families, and staff and educator for school/community health concerns.