School Nursing Documents

Provided herein are recommendations developed by teams of school nurses in collaboration with community and state resources that correspond to Utah Laws governing School Health Services.

Allergy and Anaphylaxis




Head Injuries


Vision Screening

Miscellaneous Forms and Documents

Standards of Care:

The following documents have been written to give guidance on industry standards of care.

School Nurse Evaluation:

This evaluation tool is designed to assist school nurses in identifying areas in their practice where they have strengths, and areas where improvement can be made. An overall goal of the tool is to raise the standard of school nursing practice in Utah.

These competencies are taken from the Framework of the 21st Century School Nursing Practice ™ and the newly revised scope and
Standards of school Nursing Practice (2017).  Registered nurses should only be evaluated by a registered nurse knowledgeable of the scope
and standards of school nursing.

Delegation Decision Tree:

Nursing delegation in the school setting is the assignment by the school nurse – not a school administrator – to a competent unlicensed individual (also called unlicensed assistive personnel [UAP]) the performance of a selected nursing task in a selected situation for an individual student. The school nurse facilitates the UAP training, evaluation of UAP competence, and provides for ongoing supervision of the UAP and evaluation of the student’s health outcomes. The nursing process can never be delegated (National Association of School Nurses).