AN online information event is to be held next week for anyone interested in becoming a school nurse in Lanarkshire. 

Health chiefs in the area will host the session on Wednesday, April 28, to outline the evolution of the job and its benefits. 

The vision for school nurses will see a more wide-ranging and engaging role, which includes assessing and supporting pupils in areas such as reducing the effects of inequalities and ensuring a focused approach to promoting health and wellbeing. 

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Morag Anderson, Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire associate nurse director, said: “The hunt is on to recruit school nurses and we’re urging those seeking a rewarding new career to sign up for our online information session. 

“The role of the modern school nurse has moved on significantly from our memories of the school nurses we knew when we were at school. School nurses now play an important role in looking after – and improving – the health and wellbeing of not only school pupils, but also their families."