Nursing Overview

  • Welcome to the Wilson County Schools
    Nursing Department

    Students must be Healthy to be educated and educated to be Healthy!

    Wilson County School Nurses prioritize their school day according to types of medical issues that students have within the individual school (s) assigned to them. Students requiring licensed nurse procedures and students with emergency and/or individualized health care plans are the nurses’ top priorities. WCS nurses coordinate and oversee the school health clinics in each of our schools, perform licensed nurse procedures, and annual or as needed health screenings. Nurses are available to consult with parents/guardians regarding health issues that impact student performance and attendance at school. If students have medical needs requiring accommodations for them to be able to participate in their education in a school setting, or needs for individualized health care plans, the school nurse will work with the student’s parent/guardian and health care provider as appropriate to develop the plans and/or accommodations to ensure that the student’s safety and well-being will be maintained in the school setting.

Department Facts

  • 2020-2021 School Year

    • 37 School Nurses across the district
    • 1 Full time Registered Nurse at the district level serving as School Nurse Coordinator/Health Services Manager
    • 1 full time Registered Nurse in every school building
    • 1 Full Time Licensed Practical Nurse 
    • 10 Substitute Nurses working throughout the district on an as needed basis

    2019-2020 School Year 

    • All schools cross Wilson County had a Registered Nurse on site. 
    • All Wilson County Schools are HEART SAFE Schools and  Project ADAM Certified. 
    • 125,229 Nurse clinic visits were made district wide, with a 96% return to class rate. 
    • 2115 Nurse initiated medical referrals were made.

Health Forms

Nursing Department FAQ

  • What do I need to do for a religious exemption?
    The Religious Exemption Form must be completed, signed, and turned into your student’s school.

    Where do I find the paperwork? 
    Please link to Immunization information.

    How do I  know what shots are needed to attend WCS?  
    Please link to Immunization Information.

    My child is on medication.  What do I need for them to start school in WCS? 
    Medication orders must be completed and brought to school nurse by parent/guardian. Please check the link to Medication Information.

    Can I send the medication to school with my child? 
    No, all medication must be brought to the school nurse by parent/guardian.  Please see our Medication Information.

    When should my child remain home due to illness?   
    Please refer to Illness Guidelines.

    Where can my child get an up-to-date physical?  
    Physicals may be obtained from your child’s pediatrician office or local health department.  Many walk-in clinics will also perform physicals as well.

    If you can’t find what you need, please call your school nurse for assistance. 

Questions for Nursing?

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    Contact Nursing Link

School Nurse Clinic Wish List

  • The following items are always needed throughout the year in the school clinics:

    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Facial Tissue
    • Clorox Wipes
    • Paper Towels
    • Feminine pads
    • Latex Free Bandaids