School Nursing : Community Health Specialists

The Community Health Nurse Specialists (CHNS) and the Community Health Promotion Specialists (CHPS) work with schools, community coalitions, wellness committees, and the Hometown Health Improvement (HHI) teams to improve the health of Arkansas' youth.

CHNS/CHPS are housed in local education service cooperatives. CHNS/CHPS support school health efforts across the state helping to link schools with community resources. They offer a variety of health presentations.

CHNS-CHPS Contact InformationPrograms and Presentations Offered in Schools for Students and Staff


For more information, please contact:

Cheria McDonald, BSN, RN, NCSN
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
School Health Services
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #14
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-3586
Fax: 501-682-4886