The Primary School Nursing Program (PSNP) is a free service offered by the Department to all children attending primary schools and English Language Centre schools in Victoria.
Primary school nurses visit schools throughout the year to provide children with the opportunity to have a health assessment, provide information and advice about healthy behaviours and link children and families to community-based health and wellbeing services.
The PSNP is designed to identify children with potential health-related learning difficulties and to respond to parent/carer concerns and observations about their child's health and wellbeing. Parents or carers complete the School Entrant Health Questionnaire which is distributed during the first year of school. With parent/carer consent, follow-up health assessments are conducted by the school nurse as indicated.
Other activities offered by the program may include formal and informal health education and promotion to the school community.
For more information about the PSNP, see: Primary School Nursing Program brochure (pdf - 3.46mb)
For more information about health assessments, see: