The Naugatuck Public School Nurses work collaboratively to coordinate health and other services as needed to maximize the educational potential of all students. Collaboration involves partnerships with families, other school professionals, and community health and social service providers and agencies. The school medical director, Dr. Allyson Rovetto, Pediatrician, and the school nurse supervisor direct the school health program.
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety, including a healthy environment; 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. (NASN, 2010)