School Nurses

Consulting Special Education Nurse's Role

  • The AEA 267 Consulting Special Education Nurses provide consultative support to AEA 267 building support staff, local district/building staff, parents, and others involved in supporting children and adolescents with special health needs.
  • Consult and assist AEA and LEA nurses and staff in the development of specialized health services when needed.
  • Collaborate with agencies and other healthcare providers to promote continuity of services and enhance the students' health outcomes.
  • Provide consultation services to the LEA school nurse, staff, and IEP team on the development of Individualized Health Plans (IHP) for children with special health services.
  • Coordinate and provide educational opportunities for LEA and AEA personnel on health related topics.

We provide information and support with

  • Waiver services (Ill & Handicap, Mental Retardation, Brain Injury, Children's Mental Health)
  • Offer direction on how to obtain pertinent medical and psychological records
  • Special medical needs (i.e., seizures, Duchene's Muscular Dystrophy, allergies, diabetes)
  • Medicaid requirements for the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and IHP
  • Developing IHP
  • Assist school districts in contracting for nursing services
  • Advise on the Iowa Administrative Rules of Special Education as it relates to the rules and regulations for special health services
  • Local and state resources for children with special health needs