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School Nursing Services

Who We Are

To promote and protect the health and well-being of students in Bergen County’s schools through guidance and supervision of the school nurses, thus enhancing their educational success

What We Do


  • Ensure quality control and equal access to specific nursing services in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:40-23 et seq.: 6A:16-2.5, Nursing Services to Schools
  • Assure that school nurses are following best practices according to New Jersey School Health Services Guidelines
  • Provide school nurses with the most current school nursing practices and regulations

Our Services


  • On-site supervision
  • On site visits for quality assurance or program assistance (lice screenings, immunization audits)
  • Orientation for contracting new non-public school nurse
  • 24 Hour On-call telephone consultation
  • Assistance with required protocols or screenings
  • Guidance on ordering of equipment and supplies
  • Assistance with or provision of standing orders to contracting non-public schools


NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) Nonpublic School Services

Contact Us

Maria Colasante, RN, BSN

Inter-Local Service Coordinator

 Bergen County Department of Health Services

One Bergen County Plaza  • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-634-2600 • Fax: 201-336-6086