Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Nursing (M.S.N.)

Degree Program

College of Nursing


The purpose of this study was to explore school nurses’ asthma knowledge, and how they implemented their clinical practice within the school setting. The study also examined the role and functions of the school nurse to compare for continuity. This study examines the relationship of school nurses’ educational level and length of experience upon asthma knowledge.

A self-report survey design was used to collect data. Instrument modification was initiated prior to use. The theoretical basis for this study was the Neuman Systems Model. Results were analyzed in order to investigate relationships and findings. The findings of this study showed no relationship between nurses’ length of experience, educational level and asthma knowledge.

The study also suggests that school nurse roles and functions were consistently provided throughout the sample state, and in comparison with the United States and England the literature review. Implications for nursing practice and future research are discussed.


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