A school nurse is a registered nurse (RN) licensed to practice nursing in the State of Maryland and has professional expertise in health wellness, prevention, and growth and development. The school nurse works with other school personnel to plan and carry out a comprehensive school health program. They are the most appropriate medical professionals in the school setting to manage, deliver, and delegate health care. School nurses are a valuable and vital link in the coordination and management of health care for students. The school nurse collaborates within the school community to plan student health services, implement/manage student health care, educate the school community and evaluate the school health program.
Forms & Documents
Immunization & Medical forms can be found here.If you have questions related to immunizations or specific medical forms your child please contact the school nurse.
Maryland law requires a physical examination completed by a physician or certified nurse practitioner nine months prior to or six months after entering a Maryland public school for the first time. Please refer to the Physical Examination section of the SMCPS Student handbook for more information. If forms are needed, please refer to Immunization & Medical forms.
The School Nurse reviews immunization records to ensure compliance with Maryland Immunization Laws. Please refer to the immunization section of the SMCPS Student handbook for more information about immunizations. If forms are needed, please refer to Immunization & Medical forms.
Maryland law requires all public, Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade students to have a Maryland Blood Lead Testing Certificate. Please refer to the Lead Testing section of the SMCPS Student handbook for more information. If forms are needed, please refer to Immunization & Medical forms.
Our student handbook details important information about student prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Please refer to the following sections of the handbook for medication information:
IMPORTANT NOTE: A separate order form is needed for each medication/procedure, and a new order is needed for each school year.
Chronic Health Condition Forms
If your child has a chronic health condition, the school nurse may need additional forms related to the condition. If forms are needed, please refer to Immunization & Medical forms. If you have questions related to specific medical forms for your child please contact the school nurse.