AAPS Nursing Services

  • Congratulations to Kate Odette, RN, for receiving the Michigan School Nurse of the Year award for 2019.  Kate has been a school nurse in AAPS for 20 years and recently retired in June 2019. 



    AAPS School Nurses 2019-2020    






    Goals of the Ann Arbor Public School Nurses:

    • Reduce health-related barriers to learning and health related absenteeism thus improving student achievement
    • Promote the health, safety, and wellness of all students and staff at Ann Arbor Public Schools
    • Promote a positive, collaborative relationship with students, families, colleagues, and the community
    • Promote best practices in school health services through professional development and resources.

    Services Provided by the Ann Arbor Public Schools Nurses

    • Illness, injury assessments and interventions
    • Identification, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of student health concerns
    • Health assessments/participation in Individualized Education Plan development
    • Pediatric nursing procedures
    • Screening for health factors impacting student education
    • Activities and education to promote health 
    • Health care counseling or guidance to students, their family, and to staff
    • Chronic disease management and education
    • Individualized Nursing Care Plans and services for students with disabilities and/or health conditions that interfere with learning
    • Medication administration
    • Assessment and interventions for students with mental health needs
    • Crisis team participation
    • Health curriculum recommendations
    • Guidelines for school district health policies, goals and objectives
    • School/community/health care provider liaison 
    • Immunization verification according to state guideline requirements.
    • Medication management