Welcome to the School Nurse Webpage!Contact Information:Rebecca Hudson BSN, RN, NCSNSchool NurseBroadview Middle School2229 Broadview Dr.Burlington, NC 27217Phone # (336) 570-6195Fax # (336) 570-6202Office Hours: 7:45 AM to 3:45 PMRoles of the School Nurse:
- Helps to develop school health policies
- Makes sure that policies and procedures adhere to laws and standards of nursing practice
- Monitors students' compliance with state immunization laws
- Monitors communicable diseases
- Refers students with health problems for care
- Serves as liaison and resource person between home, school and community/service organizations
- Coordinates health care in school for students with chronic illness and conditions
Types of Referrals to School Nurse:
- Health and Medical Concerns
- Immunization Concerns
- Kindergarten Health Assessment Concerns
- Medication Administration Concerns
- Dental Care Follow-up
- Vision Care Follow-up
- Access to Health Care Resources including Financial Assistance
- Students with Chronic Illness
Eat Healthy, Move More
The number of children who are overweight is alarming. Obesity puts people at greater risk for other Health Conditions such as High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. Not to mention the overload that the heart and lungs experience. If you are concerned about your child's weight please discuss it with his/her doctor. Some things that you can do that may help are: encourage healthy food choices, encourage increased physical activity as tolerated, encourage a record of food intake and physical activity in a notebook. Also if you would like for your child to take PE at school both semesters please contact the school nurse to see if this can be arranged. As the school nurse I am always willing to assist in any way possible. Please contact me as needed.
All 6th Graders are required to have had a Tdap/Td Vaccine within the last 5 years. The school requires documentation of this vaccine. At this time many students receive a recommended dose of Hepatitis A vaccine and/or HPV. Both of these vaccines require more than one dose - a series of doses. Many parents do not remember to take their child back for completion of the series. The vaccines cannot do their job unless complete. Please make arrangements to complete these series if your child has had the first dose. Please contact the School Nurse for questions.
Your child's accurate eye sight plays an important role in her/his academic success. All 7th graders have a vision screening in the fall/winter. If you have received a referral letter for an eye exam please have this done as soon as possible. It is also vital for parents to instruct students about the importance of taking good care of glasses and wearing glasses in school. Please contact the School Nurse if you need financial assistance in securing corrective lenses for your child.
If your child has a Chronic Illness such as Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy, etc. please alert the School Nurse if you have not already done so on the Health and PE Form. All medication requires MD and Parent consent on an ABSS Medication Authorization Form per ABSS Medication Policy. Please contact the School Nurse as needed.
Child and Family Support Team
Child and Family Support Team is a voluntary program designed to assist students and families if the student is in danger of academic failure or at risk for out of home placement. Meetings are held at school or in the home once a month to discuss family strengths and concerns and make a plan to assist students to achieve academic success. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about or participating in this program.