School Health Services in Charles County are delivered by the Health Department. The Charles County Public Schools and the Charles County Department of Health have a partnership whereby the Health Department hires and supervises the community health nurses that are assigned to each school.
School nurses function as part of the school’s multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the connection between physical health, wellness, and learning. Working with other health professionals and ancillary personnel, the school nurse provides services for students that promotes optimum health for academic success. The school nurse provides the necessary professional expertise to identify, assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the health needs of the school community.