School Nursing is a specialised practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, and primary healthcare of students and staff within a school community. School nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual or potential health problems and provide case management services.
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We are a group of Nurses who work within the school environment encompassing, Government, Catholic and Independent Schools.
Aims & Objectives:
- To encourage communication and active participation within all areas of the school nursing community.
- To recognize and encourage on-going education and professional development by our members.
- To promote proactive primary healthcare and education within our given settings
- To support other professionals in our specific field
Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the school term starting at 1830hrs and include an educational presentation by guest speakers, followed by a light supper, networking and a business meeting. We also often organize Professional Development days relevant to School nursing including annual CPR and first aid updates, Sports Medicine workshops, Mental Health Seminars and Bi-annual Conferences.
Meeting dates for 2013
Victorian School Nurses 100 Year Anniversary
The first Victorian School nurses were appointed
in 1913. As 2013 marks the 100 year anniversary, the Victorian School
Nurses SIG plan to celebrate this significant event.
Victorian School Nurses Conference 2013- 100 Years of
All school nurses are encouraged to keep Saturday 7
September 2013 free for the Victorian School Nurses Conference. It will be held at Brighton Grammar school (Outer
Crescent Brighton). More information to follow.
2010 the Victorian School Nurses' S.I.G. released a set of professional
standards as a result of several forums and feedback sessions with the members.
The VSN saw the development of these standards as a critical step in increasing
awareness of the special knowledge and skills required by nurses working in
school settings. Many people - including nurses, other health
professionals, teachers and parents - are unaware of the diverse and
complex roles performed by school nurses. At this launch we were approached by
the ANF to determine if they could be used as a basis to formulate a national
set of professional standards. A great amount of work was done by Elizabeth
Foley from the ANF and Maureen Ward VSN member, to produce these standards.
During the ANF Vic Branch Professional issues in
Practice conference in September, Yvonne Chaperon (Assistant Federal Secretary
ANF) publicly launched the "National School Nurse Professional Practice
Standards". Several of the VSN members as well as our colleagues from the NSW
School Nurse's Assoc., were present for this very important occasion for school