3th International Clinical Nursing Research Congress, İstanbul, Turkey, 9 - 11 December 2020, pp.59-67
As health behaviors in adolescence period affect the health of the adult period as well as the
period they are in, it is a period that should be focused on with sensitivity and careful attention
in terms of public health. Increasing the health and well-being of the adolescent individual can
be addressed in the way of developing healthy behaviors for physical activity and nutrition,
preventing of substance depence, preventing risky behaviors in accidents and injuries,
supporting positive mental health by supporting social and psychological development, and
increasing health literacy. Adolescent individuals spend a significant part of their time at school.
Schools offer an important opportunity in protecting and promoting health. School health
nursing, which is one of the application areas of public health nursing, is increasingly gaining
importance. It is stated that protecting and improving adolescent health will make an important
contribution in terms of public health, economic and demography. In this article, the importance
of adolescent individuals and school nurse carrying out health promotion and preventive
activities at school is discussed.