"Keeping students healthy and safe, in class and ready to learn!"
The Health Services team is comprised of Registered Nurses (RN) and Clinic Aides. The department is led by the Coordinator of Health Services, and falls under the administrative umbrella of the Director of Staff and Student Services.
Registered School Nurses
School nurses enhance health within the school and community by providing health appraisals, periodic health screenings, community referral, and health education and counseling. The RN identifies health problems that may affect educational achievement and develops a student plan of care in collaboration with the student, parent, staff, and the student's healthcare provider. Through careful monitoring of student health needs, the RN is instrumental in helping to provide for all students a safe and positive educational experience.
Unlicensed personnel provide the day-to-day care for students at some campuses. Clinic aides are responsible for providing minor first aid and medication administration under the authorization and supervision of the campus administrator. Clinic aides perform general vision, hearing, spinal and diabetes risk assessment screenings according to the Texas Department of State Health Services program. After training, the clinic aide can assist students with diabetes and initiate the emergency response for conditions involving seizures, asthma, and anaphylaxis.Licensed Vocational Nurses employed as clinic aides practice according to the LVN scope and standards defined by the Texas Board of Nursing and practice under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.