To support student success, helping each person we touch reach his/her maximum health potential.
The Role of the VVISD School Nurse
•Conduct health screenings for vision, hearing, Acanthosis Nigricans, scoliosis, height and weight.
•Provide emergency first aid. •Evaluate and assess the health needs of students and employees.
•Provide health counseling on chronic illness, nutrition, disease prevention and positive lifestyles.
•Implement and monitor students' compliance with state immunization laws.
•Develop objectives for the health component of the Individualized Health Plan.
•Conduct health-related classroom presentations.
•Evaluate and monitor communicable diseases.
•Provide health resources for faculty and staff.
•Serve as liaisons between home and school regarding health concerns.
•Record health histories.
•Monitor long-term illnesses.
•Implement case management within the school setting.
•Participate in parent-nurse conferences.
•Provide information and referral to community resources.
•Participate with parent groups.
•Provide activities for health promotion and education