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  • Mental health issues are on the rise, particularly for young teens and adolescents. As a school nurse, it’s important to understand and recognize these issues in order to provide the best student care.   This blog will explore some common mental health issues and the various ways school nurses and health staff can help normalize emotions and support their students.   Common Mental Health Issues  A March...

  • The last few years have seen a sharp increase in mental health issues for teenagers. As students return to school for the new year, it’s important for school nurses and health staff to familiarize themselves with this topic. We recently spoke with D&G Wellness Consulting to learn how nurses can better prepare for back-to-school season and care for their students year-round. What is Mental Health ...

  • When you think of someone with a chronic condition, you may picture an adult with heart disease, cancer, or obesity.   But children have special health care needs, too. According to the National Library of Medicine, about 20% live with chronic conditions that require medicine or therapy. Managing this type of care is challenging! In a private or independent school with 300 students, up to 60...

  • Private and independent schools count on school nurses to treat illnesses and give health advice to students, parents, and staff. But their capabilities go far beyond checking temperatures and applying Band-Aids. School nurses can also play a critical role in stopping the harmful misuse of substances.  We recently chatted with Independent School Management (ISM) to learn how nurses can help shape and strengthen a school...

  • “Stay in your lane.” You hear this expression when a person or group steps outside their area of expertise. But everyone has a lane in enrollment management at private and independent schools! It takes more than the admissions office to navigate family experiences. Other school community members, including nurses, can contribute during various cycle stages. We recently partnered with Independent School Management (ISM) to discuss...

  • The last few years have transformed nearly every aspect of healthcare, education, and operations. Schools have adapted to embrace remote and hybrid learning models and school nurse responsibilities have evolved as well.   This blog explores five ways school nurse responsibilities have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.  1.  Key Member of School’s COVID Task Force  Prior to March 2020, school nurses worked to assess children’s health conditions, communicate...

  • While data security has always been a concern, with the advent of the pandemic more than ever, there is a need for academic institutions to be proactive and more intentional about protecting important student information. Read on to learn more about how your school can optimize its health record security practices.

  • With Magnus Health, the EHRs are filled out by parents prior to their student’s arrival at school and include everything from the student’s general health information to emergency contacts, allergens, and more. At a glance, school nurses can evaluate a student’s health while parents only need to make updates to the record as needed rather than start from scratch every year.

  • Of course, keeping track of every student’s mental health and overall wellness can be difficult to manage without the right tools in place. With software solutions like Magnus Health, school nurses can seamlessly document the mental health status and proposed treatment for every student and be fully aligned with HIPAA standards .

  • How do you keep track of your student's health records? Whether your school uses paper recording, spreadsheets or has switched to multiple online platforms, there is a better way to organize and protect these vital health records. Let's take a closer look at some of the reasons why protecting  student online health records should be a priority for your school and ways this can be achieved.

  • For the upcoming school year, many colleges are requiring students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus. With situations like this constantly changing, how can colleges keep accurate records of which students have received the vaccine and those who have not? The answer is a college vaccine tracker.

  • Private schools need to stay compliant with the back-to-school phases dictated by their state. Not only does this help the campus stay open, but it also keeps students, teachers, and communities safe. One way to mitigate the spread at school is vaccine tracking. Let’s take a closer look at how a private school vaccine tracker works with Magnus Health.

  • Boarding schools face a uniquely complex set of reopening challenges given the residential component of their model. Contributing panelist, Susan Harrington, Chief Financial Officer at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, presents a valuable set of tactics and strategies specific to boarding schools with considerations and steps within each aspect of a reopening plan.

  • Magnus Health helps more than 700 schools manage their student health, and we are in a unique position to hear what these schools are doing now to prepare for the return of their students. In an effort to help schools and parents navigate these uncharted waters, our team has put together a COVID-19 Resource list and published many blog posts but, we are also looking to facilitate a discussion for school staff regarding how they are preparing for the future in light of COVID-19.

  • Avoid COVID-19 cabin fever at your house, and parents - take a few minutes for self-care! We have collected our favorite activities so that everyone in your household can find something fun to do while you take a much-needed break.

  • Please check out the extensive list of resources that Magnus Health has collected to offer schools, students, and staff more ways to manage day-to-day life during this challenging time of adjusting to working remotely.

  • Though nothing will replace face-to-face instruction and teachers working with their students in person, the learning experience must continue regardless of the situation. Here are 10 eLearning resources that teachers and students can use for successful online learning

  • COVID-19 has brought a lot of changes into our daily lives and everyone’s journey is different. You must prioritize self-care in order to have the energy and health to manage the rest of your responsibilities. Here are the things you should do for yourself to recharge your body and mind

  • Bullying and stigma are associated with a lack of knowledge about how an outbreak spreads, a need to blame someone, fears about disease and death, and gossip that spreads rumors and myths. Schools must work together in conjunction with their communities to create and implement an outbreak emergency plan that protects students.

  • We must understand the difference between physical distancing and social distancing, and realize there are still ways to socially interact while maintaining physical distance. In a time of physical isolation, it is more important than ever to stay in touch with your loved ones! Here are some great ways to be social while social distancing