Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

SEPTIEMBRE 2012 N° 7 Volumen 15

Background and profile of the school nurse

Section: Enfermería escolar

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González García N, López Langa N. Antecedentes históricos y perfil de la enfermera escolar. Metas de Enferm sep 2012; 15(7): 50-54


1Nuria González García, 2Natividad López Langa


1Enfermera del Centro Público de Infantil y Primaria “Antonio Machado”, Leganés (Madrid). 2Enfermera en el Ámbito Educativo en Madrid. Supervisora de Enfermería del Centro Público de Educación Especial María Soriano y Vicepresidenta de la Asociación Madrileña de Enfermería en Centros Educativos (AMECE).

Contact address

Nuria González García. Paseo de Chile, 8, 2º A. 28945. Fuenlabrada (Madrid).

Contact email: ntgonzalezg@hotmail.com


The school nurse figure in Spain and in particular in the Community of Madrid, despite the fact that the profile can still be considered as emerging, has been in place for more than three decades doing work with children and young people, initially in special education centers, and later and after a series of laws in this regard, day care centers, kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, both public and private and state-supported. The nurse in educational centers, as part of the educational community, is regarded as added value, effective and efficient, who, together with the teaching team, works to normalize the daily life of children with special educational needs and chronic diseases and promote healthy lifestyles throughout the school population and school community.
This article focuses on the historical background and current status of the school nurse, and is the first of a series of nine articles that will address various topics to raise awareness of the emerging profile of nurses in the educational field.


childhood; history; Nursing School; review; school health; schoolsspecial education

Versión en Español


Antecedentes históricos y perfil de la enfermera escolar