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Clin Nurse Spec. 1999 Jan;13(1):28-33.

The clinical nurse specialist's role in school health.

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Department of Nursing at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota, USA.


This article explores the role of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in school health. School nurse roles and responsibilities are expanding from their original emphasis on providing direct care and education to children and their parents to community-oriented care. CNS roles and practice areas have expanded to fill needs in a variety of settings, with a variety of clients. The identified CNS roles of clinician, educator, consultant, researcher, and leader/manager provide a comprehensive approach to providing school health services directly to individuals and indirectly through community-oriented care. A CNS's expertise is essential to assist with providing comprehensive care to students, their families, and the community through comprehensive school health services.

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