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About District Health

Role and Responsibilities

 

Our students are our most valuable resource. In recognition of that, West ISD provides a registered nurse or a licensed vocational nurse at each campus.  The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for student health and a healthy school environment

 

We agree with the Board of Nurse Examiners, (BNE) which recognizes that the youth of Texas are most valuable natural resource and acknowledge that although the students come to school with complex and diverse health care needs, they should be provided an education in the least restrictive environment. We also agree with the BNE, which recognizes that the school children of Texas have the right to receive safe, appropriate, specialized health services that may be required to assure the child’s inclusion the school environment.

School nursing is a professional registered nursing specialty that involves identification, assessment, prevention, and intervention to remedy or modify students' health needs.

 

The nurses' goal is to promote the optimum health of students and the students' abilities to achieve their individual educational goals.

 

Nurses monitor required immunizations, perform mandated health screenings, track communicable diseases, plan for emergencies and proved direct care to students.

 

The school nurse maintains an up-to-date health record on immunizations and other health issues on each student. The only way records can be achieved is by the parents keeping the nurse informed by filling out a new Health History Form on each new year upon enrollment and throughout the year.  

 

We would like to assure you that the nurses and all school staff treat medical information about your child as confidential.  We do not share information about your child with outside parties nor can we discuss health concerns of any other student with you.