• Gates County School Health Program

    Healthy Students Make Education A Success

    Welcome to our web page!  The School Nurse in North Carolina has the role of supporting educational success. School Nurses function independently from other medical providers. As such, North Carolina requires school nurses to become nationally certified as a school nurse (NCSN) within three years of employment. This is to ensure that our children receive the highest quality of care.
    Gates County Public Schools has three full-time school nurses. Each nurse serves two schools; therefore, the nurse is not at each school every day. The National Association of School Nurses recommended ratio is one school nurse for every 750 students.
    The National Association of School Nurses defines school nursing as “a specialty branch of professional nursing that seeks to prevent or identify student health or health-related problems and intervenes to modify or remediate these problems. A comprehensive school health program includes delivery of health services and health education which directly contributes to the student’s education as well as health of the family and community.”
    If you have any questions about the School Health Program, please contact Adrienne Bradley at the Central Office at 252-357-1113, extension 25.