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There's a lot more to school nursing than just applying bandages and taking temperatures. Of course, school nurses care for sick and injured children, but they are also responsible for paperwork, planning, and record keeping. School nurses must assess every child entering kindergarten and make sure the child has had all the required immunizations. In addition, they maintain health records for all students that include a record of state-mandated immunizations. Each year, they take the height and weight of students, perform basic vision screenings, and work with audiologist to conduct hearing tests.
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