The school nurse’s role encompasses much more than the implementation of medications and procedures. A large component of the school nurse’s role is providing student, parental, and community education which requires a thorough assessment/evaluation of the family/student physical status, knowledge-level, dynamics and resources. The school nurse’s role also includes administering medication and responding to emergencies both of which require an initial and ongoing patient assessment. Based on the substantial knowledge required in assessing and identifying not only the diseases but also the physiological and psychological needs of the students the scope of practice of the school nurse requires the knowledge of the registered nurse. Thus, a licensed practical nurse may not function in the role of “school nurse.”