Nursing & Health Services
One of the health services provided by CMSD School Nurses is to make important health information available via the Internet.
Links to information is available for parents, students, CMSD employees and the community at large. So please feel free to use this site as a resource to gain information regarding health issues and practices. Have fun browsing!
STATEMENT FROM THE SCHOOL NURSES OF THE CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT (CMSD)
CMSD Health Services looks at the whole child and focuses attention on ensuring that all students are healthy and feel supported, challenged, engaged and safe (Lewallen, et. al, Journal of School Health, Nov. 2015). The health needs of each student are recognized and met in ways that are appropriate to the student and the situation and should be served regardless of his/her nationality, race, color, creed, socio-economic status or sexual orientation. The student should be viewed as a member of a family and the community, which should be taken into consideration when performing a health service. All students have the right to come to school healthy and ready to learn and a student’s ability to learn is directly related to his/her health. (Developed by the Nursing Procedure Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, 2002)
The mission of the school nurses of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is a commitment to work with the families, schools and community to promote optimal health and educational success of all students of the District.
Carol Pennington, MSN, BSN, RN, LSN.
Educator: Interim Director, Health and Nursing Services
(O) 216.838.0236 (F) 216.436.5054