Healthcare consumer. The student, family, group, school community, or population who is the focus of attention and to whom the school nurse is providing services as sanctioned by state regulatory bodies. In school nursing, the student and those who influence students such as the family, school community, the larger surrounding community, aggregates within the school population, or the entire school population are the healthcare consumers.
Healthcare provider. A person with special education and expertise who provides healthcare services or assistance to students and their families. The school nurse is considered a healthcare provider.
Holistic care. Integration of body-mind-spirit-sexual-cultural-social-energetic-environmental principles to promote health and well-being and actualize human potential.