According to the existing public health legislation health education is an essential part of the health dialogue between the school nurse and the school child. Within a theoretical concept of learning the school nurse’s perspectives on health and learning are discussed, i.e. how she prepares the health dialogue, and what didactic means she takes into consideration.

The health dialogue ought to form a whole for the pupil and should be in connection with the health education at school.

The point of view in the article is that the pupil will experience high quality of the health dialogue if the school nurse is aware of her own health concepts, view on learning theories and pedagogical approach.