Health Service: PHS Nurse

"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.
School Nurse

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.