School Health Nursing Services

Sheila Perry, the school nurse, with Warren Gaither at Munford High School

Le Bonheur nurses provide health-related services and education to students and staff in every Tipton County school and in some charter and independent schools in Shelby County. Le Bonheur, Memphis-Shelby County Schools and Urban Child Institute piloted a successful five year program to demonstrate the effectiveness of having a nurse in every school. 

Services include:

  • Caring for sick and injured students
  • Providing physician-ordered medical treatments, procedures and medications
  • Performing state-mandated screenings
  • Attending Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for students with medical diagnoses and concerns
  • Auditing immunization records
  • Providing health education and promotion to staff and students
  • Providing training and delegation per state mandates to school staff

Le Bonheur also provides health services with an advanced practice nurse to assess students for illness and provide annual well-child checkups and sports physicals. This service requires additional consent from the parent or guardian.

For more information, please call 901-287-4700.