This week is National Nurses Week, and May 11 is National School Nurse Day. Every year, HISD acknowledges the impact the district’s school nurses have on the health and wellness of our students. School nurses have long been at the heart of HISD campuses, but over the past two years, their importance has become even more apparent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been working with local, state, and federal health officials to develop and establish important health protocols.Continue reading
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Celebrate the positive impact nurses have on school communities
National School Nurse Day on May 10 celebrates the vital role school nurses play in the health and well-being of students. They promote a healthy learning environment, connect families to health resources, and educate communities about immunizations, nutrition, health screenings, and disease prevention.
Schools and the community are encouraged to thank their nurses in person and on social media using #SND2017 and #HISD. Continue reading
National School Nurse Day, May 8, celebrates the dedication each of HISD’s 280 school nurses has to the health and wellness of every student.
School nurses are not just there for students who scrape a knee or have a runny nose. They also promote disease prevention and, according to the National Association of School Nurses, spend about 32 percent of their time providing mental health services.
School nurses have specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment to manage complex medical conditions and chronic health illnesses to keep students healthy, in class, and ready to learn. The most common condition HISD school nurses treated last year was asthma.
Overall, less than 20 percent of the students who see a school nurse end up needing to go home.
Take a moment on Wednesday to say thanks to the nurse at your school. He or she is dedicated to keeping students healthy in and out of the classroom.