Welcome to the Department of Health and Nursing Services

School nursing, is a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge healthcare and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.
    - National Association of School Nurses 2018

What we do

Belmont Public Schools employ full-time registered nurses in all 6 schools: Burbank, ButlerWellington and Winn Brook Elementary Schools, Chenery Middle School and Belmont High School. Dr. Janet Antonioni, of Beaver Brook Pediatrics, Belmont’s School Physician, provides consultation and guidance to the school nurses throughout the year. Visit Beaver Brook Pediatrics website for more information.

The school nurse provides health services within the Comprehensive School Health Program which include:

  • Providing health services that increase school attendance.
  • Help prevent and control the spread of communicable disease.
  • Administers specialized services to students (medications, tube feedings, insulin).
  • Verifies immunizations to keep the school in compliance with state mandates.
  • Screens for hearing and vision deficits, scoliosis, BMI and SBIRT.
  • Provides health professional input and direction for school and community policies and programs.
  • Educates students and staff on managing their own health and wellness.
  • Assists in the evaluation of students for special education services.
  • First Aid assessment and treatment.