School Nurse

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School Nurse 2019-09-22T14:33:24-05:00

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students to learn and grow.   Our School Nurse, Mrs. Bridget Bradenham ’96, plays an important role in this.  She handles acute medical issues, conducts health screenings, monitors records, administers medication, and promotes wellness.

Specifically our school nurse is responsible for the following:

  • Serve as Resource
    • acts as a resource for faculty, parents and students
    • serves as the child´s advocate
    • serves as a liaison with parents, physicians, community agencies and support groups to provide medical care and assistance to families and students in need
  • Address Acute Situations
    • provides specialized health care and services
    • responds to urgent and emergency incidents
    • administers medications
  • Conduct Screening
    • conducts health screenings
    • assesses and evaluates individual growth and development
    • identifies and refers possible pediatric and adolescent health problems for early diagnosis and treatment
  • Monitor Students
    • monitors student´s immunizations
    • provides individual health counseling to service emotional and physical health needs
    • evaluates and monitors communicable diseases and implements strategies to prevent the spread of disease in the school
  • Promote Wellness
    • provides educational and promotional activities for the future healthy lifestyles of our students

Each day of the school year we have our school nurse on-site.  A Philadelphia School District nurse is assigned to the Academy on a part-time basis to supplement our NFA School Nurse’s time.  There is a nurse’s office located on both the Norwood and the Fontbonne campuses.  Our nurse may be reached 215-247-3811 ext. 230.

All students must be completely immunized before admission. This is a requirement of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Philadelphia County Board, and the Philadelphia School District. Norwood-Fontbonne Academy follows the policy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (#S 305) with regard to immunization exceptions: “The policy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with respect to vaccinations, requires all children to be vaccinated against a wide variety of diseases. Exceptions are not granted, except for medical reasons.”

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Questions? Concerns? Email the School Nurse at or call 215-247-3811, ext. 230.