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School Nurses

DOH provides school nurses to be on-site at public schools in the District of Columbia. The school nurse is responsible for promoting health and wellness, and actively collaborating with students, family members, school personnel, and community-based organizations to ensure that the health needs of the students are being met.

The school nurse can:

  • Assess and triage sick and injured children
  • Provide emergency care, as needed
  • Provide care to children who are technologically-dependent
  • Administer medications
  • Perform health assessments
  • Perform vision screenings
  • Conduct hearing screenings
  • Conduct BMI testing
  • Provide counseling on various health issues

For more information on school nursing, please contact (202) 442-5925. For more information on acquiring school health services for a school, select the link below:

FAQs for DC School Health Nursing Program 2016

DCSHNP Equipment and Supplies





Service Contact: 
Child, Adolescent and School Health Bureau
Contact Phone: 
(202) 442-5925
Contact Fax: 
(202) 442-4947
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
3rd Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm