School Nurses' Role in Helping Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders

NASN Sch Nurse. 2017 Jan;32(1):36-38. doi: 10.1177/1942602X16648192. Epub 2016 Jul 7.


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a multifaceted disease characterized by core symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity, affecting children across every socioeconomic and ethnic group. An estimated 40% to 60% of children with ADHD have comorbidities such as anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities. School nurses must be an integral part of the process of increasing awareness about ADHD through improving the service delivery model for affected children and their families. There is a solid foundation of research on which they can build to improve the benefits through study, workshops, community programs, and national screening programs.

MeSH terms

  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / nursing*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Nurse's Role*
  • School Health Services
  • School Nursing*