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Health Services

School Nurses

“School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievements of students. School nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety, including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaption, self management, self advocacy and learning.” National Association of School Nurses

OUSD School Nurses are California state-licensed registered nurses with a Bachelor's degree or higher. Additionally, they hold a credential in health services by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Each of the school nurses is also a certified audiometrist. Functions of the school nurse include, but are not limited to, state-mandated services that include health screening programs (such as vision and hearing), verification of immunization status, infectious disease reporting, nurse assessments of minor health complaints, health counseling, health referrals,   medication administration, care for students with special needs, health consultant for development of IEP plan, assist family and students with community resources, and response to school campus emergencies and urgent situations.

Licensed Vocational Nurse

OUSD licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are California state-licensed nurses who work under the direction of Student Support Services.  OUSD LVNs provide specialized health care services and procedures to students throughout Oceanside Unified School District. Other duties include but are not limited to working in school health offices, diabetic care, emergency medications, field trip coverage and 1:1 nursing care.

Health Technicians

Each of our district school sites has a full- time Health Technician available to assist you with the health needs of your child. Our health technicians are supervised and trained by our school nurses. They are first-aid and CPR certified. Health clerks work hand in hand with their school nurse, to ensure appropriate services are available for each student. In addition to working with the nurses, health technicians  provide a variety of services. For example, they assist students on a daily basis who are ill or injured, dispense medications, review immunizations, maintain health records, and provide medical procedures under the direction of the school nurse.

Heath Concerns at School

If your child has a serious health condition such as Diabetes, Seizure Disorder, or Severe Allergy, please contact your school nurse. The school nurse can develop an individualized health plan to support your child at school.  In addition, please notify the health office of any change in your child’s health status.

Information for Parent/Guardian

Immunizations and COVID-19

Immunization requirements for school or childcare in California remain in effect for the 2022/2023 school year. California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at transitional kindergarten (TK)/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. For more information see Shots for School. If your student has been vaccinated against COVID-19, please provide a copy of your student’s vaccination record to the health office for school records. COVID-19 vaccination is NOT required for students per California state law.

OUSD Health and Safety Guidelines

Please refer to the following guidelines to determine if your child's needs would be best met by coming to school or staying at home. All students benefit from a healthy classroom environment and are most successful when rested and feeling good. If you have any questions about the guidelines, please contact your school nurse. 

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Should you send your child to school- SPAN

Medications

Please fill out this form with your doctor for all prescription or over-the-counter medication. 

Medication At School Authorization 

A medication Authorization form is required one year after the date it was written and any time there is a change in the medication order (such as change in medication, dosage, time, or frequency). All medication supplied to the district must be in its original labeled form ( i.e. original prescription bottle, sealed package, etc. ) with the student’s name attached.

Concussion

If your student has a concussion, please contact the school nurse. 

School Referral to A Health Evaluation for Concussion Symptoms, for doctor to complete

Concussion Protocol : Return to Play/ Return to Learn for medical provider to complete  

Concussion Information

Food Allergy Action Plan

If your student has a food allergy, please contact your child’s school health office. Have your child’s doctor complete this Food Allergy Action Plan and bring it to the health office along with any medication that is required. 

FARE website

Insect Sting Allergy Action Plan  

Seizure Action Plan 

Asthma Action Plan 

Orthopedic Protocol 

CHILD HEALTH AND DISABILITY PREVENTION (CHDP) PROGRAM INFORMATION

Is your child healthy?
Regular health care and health checkups are important.

Your child can get a health check-up at no cost from the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program if he/she:

  • Is under 21 years of age and on Medi-Cal
  • Is under 19 years of age and from a low-income family
  • Attends a Head Start or state preschool
  • Is in foster care

How do you get a CHDP health check-up?

  • Call 619-692-8808 to find a CHDP doctor or clinic near you. If you already have a doctor, ask if he/she provides CHDP health check-ups
  • Call the doctor's office or clinic and request to make an appointment for a CHDP health check-up

Before your appointment:

  • Make a list of any questions you may have about your child's health
  • Bring Medi-Cal card (if you have one), any school or sports forms that need to be filled out, and your child's immunization record

Why should your child have health check-ups?

  • Identify medical, dental and behavioral health problems
  • Get needed shots
  • Ask your doctor questions
     

A health check-up includes:

  • Physical exam
  • Health and developmental history
  • Needed shots
  • Nutritional, behavioral, vision, hearing, and oral health screenings
  • Lab tests for anemia, lead, tuberculosis, and other problems, as needed
  • Health information
  • Any needed referrals
     

For more information, call 877-792-5437.

County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Services, Maternal, Child, and Family Health Services

County of San Diego
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 206
San Diego, CA 92101