State School Nurse

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Contact Information

State School Nurse
Robin Cole RN MS
(307) 777-3572

The State School Nurse (SSN) provides leadership and technical assistance to the state and local education and health agencies to strengthen the educational process and academic outcomes. When all students have access to improved health services, healthy educational practices and environments, students can be ready for learning. Support for the school health services and programming should align with current national evidence-based practices, models, and frameworks. 

Effective statewide programming and positive student outcomes require strong continuous collaboration between state education, health, and community agencies. The SSN serves as liaison between health and education; providing statewide nursing leadership to ensure effective nursing services, develop and promote quality standards, and foster a better understanding regarding the role of the school nurses and the relationship between students’ health and their ability to learn (NASSNC, 2008).

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Laws & Policies


Student Health

Trainings and Best Practices:

The University of Wyoming Project ECHO – Student Health provides ongoing support for school nurses and other professionals working to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of P-12 school-aged students.

Network participants include school nurses, school administrators, school counselors, health and physical education teachers, school psychologists, primary care providers, primary care staff, healthcare administrators, and state agency staff.

UW ECHO in Student Health is a collaboration with Rutgers School Health Leadership Program and the UW School of Nursing.

For materials, enroll in the UW ECHO in Student Health course.

To attend training, register for biweekly sessions on the UW Student Health site.

Medical Guidelines:

Drug Abuse Prevention: EVERFI is a free resource for educators and resources include substance use & abuse programs.