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School Nursing

Nobles County, Minnesota

   Nobles County Mission

In cooperation with our citizens, we improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities by fostering a healthy economy and environment in Nobles County.


Nobles County Community Health Services

318 Ninth St.
PO Box 189
Worthington, MN 56187

For appointments for WIC, Immunizations, and Refugee Health please call:

(507) 295-5360(p)
(507) 372-5094 (f)


Phone Contact Process

If this is an emergency, call 911.

  • If you are ill, call your health care provider.
  • For a poisoning emergency, call the Minnesota Poison Control System at 1-800-222-1222.
  • During business hours, to reach the Minnesota Department of Health, call 651-201-5000 or 1-888-345-0823, or for TTY: 651-201-5797
  • If you are a physician calling about an infectious disease, please call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414, anytime.
  • To report a natural or manmade emergency that may have serious public health consequences for the community, call the local public health office at 507-295-5213.

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School Nursing

The diverse role of the School Nurse includes:

School Nursing Programs

  • Health Services
  • Health Education
  • Healthy Environment
  • Nutritional Services
  • Physical Education/Activity
  • Counseling/Mental Health
  • Parent/Community Involvement
  • Staff Wellness

The ability to learn is contingent on a student’s health and well-being. For this reason, the primary goal of the nursing services is to maximize children’s health so that, ultimately, they can achieve their academic potential. An overview of specific nursing services we provide include:

  • Implement health screenings and recommend referrals as indicated for vision, hearing, and scoliosis
  • Prevent transmission of disease through early detection, referral, and compliance with state-mandated immunization requirements
  • Provide assessment and intervention of student illness and injury
  • Manage ongoing assessment, intervention, and evaluation of students with chronic illness
  • Organize, multidisciplinary collaboration with families, administrators, teachers, physicians, other integrated support services, and community resources to promote the health and welfare of students with special health needs
  • Develop, initiate, and coordinate health care plans to meet students' health needs and include appropriate staff members to implement these plans in school
  • Implement educational programs and provide health teaching to foster healthy lifestyle practice
  • Administer medication per MD order
  • Provide skilled nursing procedures
  • Promote a safe and healthy school environment for students and staff