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Your Child's Health Matters

The CSISD Health Services Staff believes that the ability to learn at school is directly related to the status of a student's health. CSISD's Health Services staff is composed of registered nurses and vocational nurses. The Registered Nurse (RN) licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing, at the campus level provides services that meet the health needs of the students (and staff) on a school campus(es); and/or supervises and trains other staff to do so.  The school nurse is responsible for implementing the district school health services program in a way that is best suited to the population of the campus(es).  According to the National Association of School Nurses, the school nurse facilitates positive student responses to normal development; promotes health and safety; intervenes with actual and potential health problems; provides case management; and actively collaborates with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy and learning. (NASN, 2011). The Licensed Vocational nurse, licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing, provides direct services to meet the needs of the students (and staff) on a school campus. The school vocational nurse is responsible for implementing the district school health program under the direct clinical supervision of the School Health Coordinator, in a way that is best suited to the population of the campus(es).

School nurses strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and staff. They identify and assist in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to learning.

School nurses are supportive partners with parents by ensuring their child's safety through skilled professional care and monitoring of their child's treatment and medical needs.
School nurses are supportive partners with teachers through their early nursing interventions that decrease school absenteeism and increase the instructional time inside the classroom.

The CSISD School Nurses are the health advocates for all the school children and staff providing preventive health, health assessment, and referral services.

We encourage you to check out information about our services and policies by clicking on the links at the left. Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions.