School Nurses

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


Direct parents/guardians to download and print the Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form MCH 213G as needed.

Guidelines, Action Plans, and Toolkits

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Resources for School Nurses


Harmful Substances

Prevention and Health Promotion

Health Insurance


Professional Organizations

Virginia Department of Education

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