New Tasmanian School Nurses Report For Duty

Posted by Michael Boltman on

The Tasmanian Government is bringing forward its commitment to deliver 20 school nurses into government schools by 2018.

There are currently 15 Registered Nurses working in our public schools with another five commencing this year.

The recruitment process has been brought forward to help improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmania’s children and young people sooner, which means a total of 81 schools across the state will receive support from a school nurse from 2017.

School nurses help students deal with a range of health issues that can have life-long consequences if not addressed; from mental health and wellbeing, to body image and healthy relationships.

Two new Primary School Nurses in the north will support Deloraine Primary School, East Ulverstone Primary School, Hagley Farm Primary School, Hillcrest Primary School, Longford Primary School, Nixon Street Primary School, Ulverstone Primary School, Westbury Primary School, West Ulverstone Primary School and Youngtown Primary School

One new Primary School Nurse in the south will support Cygnet Primary School, Franklin Primary School, Glen Huon Primary School, Huonville Primary School, and Kingston Primary School

Two new Secondary School Nurses in the south will support Kingston High School, New Town High School, Ogilvie High School and Taroona High School. 

This intake builds on the specialised health service Primary School Health Nurses and Secondary School Health Nurses are already providing to students enrolled in targeted schools since July 2015.