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Welcome to Health Services


LSC School Nurses:  "Keeping students safe, healthy and ready to learn."


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Mission Statement: 

Our goal is to help students reach their educational potential by working to keep students at optimal physical and mental health.  We work to provide individualized care for students with special health conditions as well as provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all staff and students. We value good communication between students, families, school staff and the medical practitioners to create a strong bridge of needed health care between the school and home setting. Each LSC school has a full time licensed nurse and trained first responders. The health services are organized and developed in accordance with Indiana state laws, school corporation policy and procedure and the School Physician.

Duties and Services include:

  • Management of acute and chronic health conditions including the

    development and implementation of health care plans

  • Emergency care for illness and injuries, and referral

  • Medication administration and monitoring

  • Management and monitoring of  communicable diseases

  • Health interventions to return students quickly to class

  • Health education formally and informally

  • Education about and use of universal precautions

  • Support for a non-violent, drug-free environment

  • Vision screening and referral

  • Identification of health-related barriers and referral for care

  • Support of nutritional, comfort and clothing needs

  • Compliance with school health state laws

  • Immunization compliance

  • Resources available for students, staff and parents related to health issues and health education
     

  • Work toward a safe and healthy school environment

  • Participation in the multi-disciplinary team for students with special needs

  • Liaison between teacher, administrators, parents, and community health care providers


Department Head:

  Helen Sunkel BSN, RN

   Nursing Coordinator                                                          

   1415 Ball Street, Lafayette, IN 47904

   Phone:  765-476-3913

                765-337-5242

   Email:   hsunkel@lsc.k12.in.us