The School Nurses of California Foundation promotes the advancement of school nursing through education, and builds the professional knowledge base of school nurses through research so that California school nurses have the resources and skills to support and improve the health and well being of students.
The Foundation supports school nurses as they promote Student Health and Academic Success by:
Decreasing absenteeism rates.
Increasing attendance through partnering with student/parents/providers for the maintenance of chronic health conditions and other health needs.
Encouraging school nurses to collaborate with the Local Education Association (LEA) to foster optimal school health.
Identifying and collaborating with agencies, services and groups providing health services and screenings within the local community and throughout the state.
Supporting school nurses as they take an active role in assisting students, parents and families with the application process for Health Insurance.