Define primary prevention in the school setting. Discuss the role of the school nurse in the primary prevention as it relates to coordinated school health. Select and discuss three different programs that address this category and give a brief explanation of each that include the role of the school nurse.
Primary Prevention Name Affiliation/Institution Date Primary Prevention Primary prevention is a concept that is used to denote the aspect of preventing the onset of a certain disease by reducing one`s susceptibility and exposure to diseases or disease agents. Prevention is indeed better than cure and hence the emphasis that is nowadays accorded to this phase. Nurses all over the world are heavily involved in primary prevention. However, school nurses` functions transcend the responsibilities of the ordinary nurses. According to the National Association of School Nurses, school nursing is â€œa specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement