The primary concern of the nurse who intervenes in school is the health of the students. As health professionals, they bring a special expertise to youth and their parents, teachers, professionals, school administrators and community groups. They are involved in promoting health, preventing and protecting health, as well as maintaining and restoring health. The nurse is actively involved with school staff in the development of the individualized emergency health plan when required, and provides the necessary training to school staff (caregivers) to provide care.
Additionally, as part of the provincial vaccination program or during a specific vaccination campaign, the nurse oversees and organizes the vaccination sessions with the collaboration of school administration. The school nurse will also, in the case of complex/chronic health issues, collaborate with the administration and staff to plan an adequate intervention.