Thetford Academy’s School Nurse, Susan Farrell, RN, ARNP, is in the Health Office four days a week to provide services to students, families, and staff.
Promotion of student health includes care of students with acute illnesses with collaboration/ referral to the primary health care provider when necessary, emergency care, education to promote wellness and to prevent and control communicable diseases, health screenings, monitoring of immunization status and support/referral for mental health issues. The school nurse coordinates the care of students with chronic illnesses or conditions, serving as 504 case manager. The nurse works closely with local and state health agencies to provide families with current information on public health issues that arise. The School Wellness Team is chaired by the School Nurse.