Many resources are available to school nurses from professional organizations. Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has developed comprehensive guidance to aid schools in planning and is available at doe.virginia.gov. More information about schools and COVID-19 can be found on the VDH FAQs webpage and the COVID-19 K-12 Education page.
VDH's Adolescent Health Program has created a COVID-19 social media toolkit targeting teens. You can find the toolkit here.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) partners with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to promote the well-being of school-age children in Virginia. Together, we work to improve school health programs across the state. Our goal is to ensure all schools have a safe and healthy learning environment.
In collaboration with the school community, our main focus is on health promotion and disease prevention. We provide recommendations, resources, and guidance to school administrators, school
nurses, teachers, and other staff. Our goal is to help create, maintain, and review comprehensive school health programs.
The Virginia Department of Health collaborates with the Virginia Department of Education to promote the health of school-age children in Virginia. The two departments:
- Develop and update school health guidelines for establishing or enhancing a school health program.
- Develop training and education opportunities for school health personnel.
- Consult and provide technical assistance to school health professionals.
- Provide school health needs assessments to health professionals.
Conferences and Training
|DOE Summer Institute for School Nurses (SISN) Conference|
|National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Annual Conference|
|Virginia Association of School Nurses (VASN) Annual Conference|