Tasmanian Government’s State Budget includes $4 million over four years to continue the school health nurses program.
An extra 7.7 FTE nursing positions will be advertised bringing the total School Health Nurse’s to 29.7 across the state, operating across 108 Tasmanian schools.
School health nurses support students with mental health issues, including body image and developing healthy relationships, as well as the delivery of local, state and national health initiatives.
Working closely with school psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers, vision and deaf services, autism consultants and physical impairment coordinators, nurses aim to support families and communities through their education.
The positions will be advertised on the Tasmanian Careers website from 12 July.
Stage 4 Schools (School Health Nurses commencing work in October 2017):