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Authors

  1. Ferretti, Charlotte K. EdD, RN, CCM
  2. Verhey, Marilyn P. PhD, RN, CS
  3. Isham, Mary M. BS, RN

Abstract

As the healthcare environment continues to change, nurses are developing models for interdisciplinary care in a variety of community settings. The high school is an ideal treatment setting for the delivery of health services to adolescents. This article describes the development of a nurse-managed, school-based health center. The steps in planning and implementing this interdisciplinary service and training site are outlined to provide a guide for nurses wishing to develop autonomous community practice settings.