Code No.: 407.1R5
School Nurse Evaluation Criteria
1. DEMONSTRATES THE ABILITY TO ENHANCE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORT FOR AND
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GOALS IN THE PROVISION OF
a. Provides evidence of student learning and health services to students, families, and staff. (Communicates, reports, provides
b. Implements strategies supporting student building and district goals. (Follows NCLB, IDEA, AEA plan, and district CSIP.
Serves on committees, writes plans, posts mission and goals and student work)
c. Uses student performance data as a guide for decision making. (Assesses and identifies student health, social, and emotional
needs, hereafter noted as health needs, participates in team meetings, develops IFSP, IEP, IHP, and EP, and maintains
d. Accepts and demonstrates responsibility for creating a building culture that supports the learning of every student. (Educates,
monitors, and assists students and staff carrying out special health services, maintains education and student plan records)
e. Creates an environment of mutual respect, rapport, and fairness. (Demonstrates caring and respect in meeting the health
needs of students and staff -reported and observed by students, parent, and staff.)
f. Participates in and contributes to a school culture that focuses on improved student learning through health services.
(Assesses and identifies the school health climate and seeks improvement strategies)
g. Communicates with students, families, colleagues, and communities effectively and accurately. (Maintains contact data on
communication with students, families, colleagues, and community services)
2. DEMONSTRATES COMPETENCE IN CONTENT KNOWLEDGE APPROPRIATE TO THE NURSING POSITION.
a. Understands and uses key concepts, underlying themes, relationships, and different perspectives related to the content area.
(Identifies and shares health concepts in learning and incorporates into the IEP)
b. Uses knowledge of student development to make learning experiences in the content area meaningful and accessible for
every student. (Applies appropriate health development to learning in the IEP)
c. Relates ideas and information within and across content areas. (Shares development health and learning data with others
through IEP meetings)
d. Understands and uses instructional strategies that are appropriate to the content area and health services. (Knows and
discusses health strategies and documents in the IEP)
3. DEMONSTRATES COMPETENCE IN PLANNING AND PREPARING FOR HEALTH INSTRUCTION FOR
a. Uses student achievement data, local standards, and the district curriculum in planning for instruction and health services.
(Incorporates appropriate health data, standards, and attendance in the IEP)
b. Sets and communicates high expectations for social, behavioral, and academic success of all students. (Includes health goals
related to academic success in the IEP and IHP)
c. Uses student developmental needs, background, and interests in planning for instruction and health services. (Assesses and
identified student health needs considering background and interests in the IEP)
d. Selects strategies to engage all students in learning and health services. (Interprets appropriate health strategies in the IEP)
e. Uses available resources, including technologies, in the development and sequencing of instruction and health services.
(Suggests and implements resources, technology, and instruction related to health needs)
4. USES STRATEGIES TO DELIVER HEALTH SERVICES MEETING THE MULTIPLE LEARNING AND HEALTH
NEEDS OF STUDENTS.
a. Aligns classroom instruction and health services with local standards and district curriculum. (Describes student health needs
b. Uses research-based instructional and health strategies that address the full range of cognitive and health levels. (Aligns
research-based health information with instructional strategies)
c. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness in adjusting instruction and health services to meet student needs. (Offers
options in curriculum to meet health needs)
d. Engages students in varied experiences that meet diverse needs and promote social, emotional, academic, and health growth.
(Suggests health experiences appropriate to the student’s health status)
e. Connects students’ prior knowledge, life experiences, and interests in the instructional process and health services. (Applies
f. Uses available resources, including technologies, in the delivery of instruction and health services. (Uses health resources in
5. USES A VARIETY OF METHODS TO MONITOR STUDENT HEALTH AND THE IMPACT ON LEARNING.
a. Aligns classroom assessment and health services with instruction. (Aligns health to instruction assessment)
b. Communicates assessment and health criteria and standards to all students and parents. (Communicates health
c. Understands and uses the results of multiple assessments to guide planning, instruction, and health services. (Knows
and uses various health assessments to guide instruction)
d. Guides students in goal setting and assessing their own learning and health needs. (Guides appropriate goal setting,
assessment and advocacy related to health status)
e. Provides substantive, timely, and constructive feedback to students and parents. (Maintains contact and
communication with students and parents)
f. Works with other staff and building and district leadership in analysis of student progress. (Partners with staff and
team members in health and learning assessment)
6. DEMONSTRATES COMPETENCY IN HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
a. Creates a learning community that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-regulation for
every student. (Build and encourage a healthy student environment through policy and procedures and student
b. Establishes, communicates, models, and maintains standards of responsible student behavior. (Provide
information and examples of healthy behaviors)
c. Develops and implements classroom and health procedures and routines that support high expectations for learning.
(Facilitate healthy school procedures and routines)
d. Uses instructional and health services time effectively to maximize student achievement. (Create ways to
incorporate health services into the learning environment with the least amount of time taken from instruction)
e. Creates a safe and purposeful learning environment. (Facilitate healthy and safe school and school activity
environments through policy and practices)
7. ENGAGES IN PROFESSIONAL GROWTH.
a. Demonstrates habits and skills of continuous inquiry and learning. (Demonstrates healthy behaviors and appropriate
personal growth and professional memberships)
b. Works collaboratively to improve professional practice and student learning and health. (Works with staff,
students, and parents to promote student learning incorporating health needs)
c. Applies research, knowledge, and skills from professional development opportunities to improve practice.
(Continuously seeks to apply research in practice and share with others)
d. Establishes and implements professional development plans based upon the needs aligned to the Nursing
Standards and district/building student achievement goals. (Develops a personal professional development plan
and participates in AEA professional development)
8. FULFILLS PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES ESTABLISHED BY THE AEA.
a. Adheres to AEA board policies, procedures, and contractual obligations.
b. Demonstrates professional and ethical conduct as defined by state law, AEA policy, and professional
c. Contributes to efforts to achieve AEA and district and building goals.
d. Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for all learners and staff and their health.
e. Collaborates with students, families, colleagues, and communities to enhance student health and learning.
Code No.: 407.1R5