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Documenting in Skyward

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by easttnnurse1 easttnnurse1 (New) New Nurse

easttnnurse1 has 6 years experience .

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Does any nurses here document in Skyward? It has the capabilities but we have been told not to use it as it might not be FERPA compliant. Anyone else heard this?

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Dimple58 has 31 years experience and specializes in Ortho, Neuro, Trauma, Clinic, School.

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Yes, my school district uses skyward and have for many years. I saw this information on the web re: skyward compliance. "The relevant clause in FERPA permits school officials to access a student's personally identifiable information if they have a legitimate educational interest in that information. Since this clause is so broad and can be interpreted a number of different ways, districts are required to clarify both terms in an annual notification of FERPA rights to their students and families. As a starting point, any security configurations and account management strategies associated with your SIS should be role-based. This approach will limit the visibility of data to only what is essential for any individual to fulfill his or her responsibilities. Role-based security also cuts down on the amount of manual tinkering you'll need to do when new employees are added or someone moves to a new position/location within the district."

Meaning the school district and its technology dept must limit what each staff member needs to see for their job. 

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Amethya has 5 years experience and specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General.

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Never heard of this in my last job, but what I was told is to be careful what we write because the parents can see what we put. 

But I can see why this may be a problem, your district should be able to limit what can be seen.

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