Celebrating 20 Years of Health

school nurses

When students are healthy, they are more likely to attend school and keep their learning on-track. The School Nurse Corps (SNC) was established by the Washington State Legislature in 1999, to help children in small, rural school districts stay healthy. The SNC ensures that all students in Washington State have access to a school nurse.

The SNC provides direct nursing services in 23 districts and 5 GRAVITY Learning Center sites in the Capital Region ESD 113 service area. And they provide consultation services for all school district administrators and staff, nurses, and families in our region.

In 2013, the SNC received the prestigious Washington State Warren Featherstone Reid Award, recognizing exceptional quality and value in the delivery of health services.

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is working with the Washington State Nurses Association, the School Nurse Organization of Washington, and the state legislature to increase funding for the SNC, so services can be restored to the level first allocated in 1999.


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