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School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials.

Richland Two's more than 28,000 students are served by 37 registered nurses. Each of the district's schools has a fully equipped health room staffed by the registered nurse or a registered nurse and an aide. Each day they supervise students who require properly authorized medication as well as direct other health oriented tasks.

If your child has a chronic illness, such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, life threatening allergies, etc., please provide this information to the school nurse to ensure appropriate care and a safe environment for your child.

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Dawn MacAdams

Coordinator of Health Services


All Richland School District Two facilities are equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AED). This device is used to treat a patient with cardiac arrest whose heart is beating irregularly (fibrillating) by assessing the patient’s heart rhythm, judging whether defibrillation is needed, and then administering a shock to return the heart to normal. Below you will find a links to types of defibrillators found in Richland Two facilities.

Cardiac Science AED Information
Defibtech AED
How To Use The HeartSine samaritan PAD
Zoll AEDs


Hands Only Adult CPR
CPR- Infant (Newborn to 1 year)
CPR for Children (Ages 1 to 12 years)


The links below represent helpful resources for school nurses and families.

  • American Diabetes Association - To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes
  • Epilepsy Foundation - The Foundation is a community-based, family-led organization dedicated to improving the lives of all people impacted by seizures
  • FARE - Food Allergy Research & Education 
  • Healthy Learners Midlands - Students with identified health needs and little or no means of funding, are referred to Healthy Learners by their school nurse
  • Juvenile Diabetes Association - JDRF funds research that transforms the lives of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D)
  • Well Partners - Dental and Eye Health  
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