"School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing
that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long
achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive
student responses to normal development; promote health and safety;
intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case
management services; and actively collaborate with others to build
student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self
advocacy, and learning."
This definition was adopted by the National Association of School Nurses Board of Directors, June 1999.
Laura McNeill, R.N.
The School Nurse is available daily at Portland High School:
Phone Number: 874-8250
Cell Phone Number:
Please contact Ms. McNeill regarding any health issue that will
impact your child's learning and school attendance. Permission
forms for medication administration and scheduled appointments at the
PHS School Health Clinic are available from the school nurse.