Listen to or Download Resources That Explain the Differences Between School-Based Health Centers and School Nurses
There is often confusion among the organizations that fund School Nurses and School-Based Health Centers about the roles each play within the school system. Questions arise about the possible overlap of the two roles since they both have the same goal – increase student health. However, School Nurses and School-Based Health Centers actually play very separate and distinct roles within the school system. In fact, the two compliment each other, not compete with each other.
According to Linda Juszczak, Executive Director for the National Assembly of School-Based Health Centers, states "The school nurse and the school-based health center together should have discussions across their funding sources about what it is that they accomplish as collaborative relationships as opposed to separating and thinking one will replace the other."
School Health sponsored an NASN and NASBHC radio show to educate on this topic. Presenters discuss common questions surrounding the School Nurse/School-Based Health Center relationship, including referrals, communication tips, funding justification, and more.
Listen to the radio show now >>
Download a handout that demonstrates the collaboration between school nurses and school-based health centers.
Download a presentation that compares the two different roles of school nurses and school-based health centers and provides a collaboration model.