Taking care of the youngest – and often the most vulnerable – members of our community is a priority at VNASC. We do this in two very important ways: through our school nursing program, and through our Nurse/Family Care Program.
Since the early 1900′s, school districts have recognized the contribution of school nurses to the health and welfare of their students. The health needs of students and their families addressed by those early school nurses are the same needs that today’s school students and families face – availability of adequate health care, nutrition, health education, and access to community resources. But today’s school nurses have many more skills and tools to meet those needs. Indeed, school nursing has grown and flourished in a profession that has undergone many changes based on nursing research and healthcare trends. To read more about our school nursing program, click here.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut’s Nurse/Family Care Program is modeled after an evidence-based maternal child health initiative for low-income, first-time mothers and their babies that is making a real difference in prenatal health, birth outcomes, planned pregnancies, maternal employment and school readiness. To learn more about it, and about our exciting plans for the future click here.