Student Services and Support » Nurses


McDuffie County Schools houses a school nurse in each of its home schools. The school nurse collaborates with parents, educators, and community health care professionals to provide quality health care to students in the school community. School nurses are accountable to practice in accordance with the policies of the school district and current practices as identified by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the Georgia Board of Nurses. Nurses provide many services for schools. Some of their responsibilities include:
  • promoting and protecting the optimal health status of children.
  • screening, evaluating, and referring appropriately for findings of deficit in vision, hearing, scoliosis, growth, etc.
  • identifying health conditions that may affect learning.
  • interpreting the health status of children to parents and school personnel.
  • participating as a health team specialist on the child education evaluation team to develop the Individual Education Plan, or 504 plan.
  • promoting and assisting in the control of communicable diseases through monitoring of immunization status, prevention, early detection, surveillance, reporting, and referral for care of contagious diseases.
  • recommending provisions for a healthy and safe school environment conducive to learning.
  • providing individualized health education and counseling to students and parents to assist families in making decisions on health and lifestyles that affect health.
For more information contact the school nurse directly at:

Maxwell Elementary 706.986.4840 or [email protected]

Thomson Elementary 706.986.4740 or [email protected]

Norris Elementary 706.986.4440 or [email protected]

Dearing Elementary 706.986.4940 or [email protected]

Thomson-McDuffie Middle 706.986.4340 or [email protected]

Thomson High 706.986.4240 or [email protected]