HISD’s Office of Talent and HISD’s Health and Medical Services will honor an Elementary School Nurse of the Month, and a Secondary School Nurse of the Month each month. We recognize outstanding nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty as well as care for students and staff on a daily basis. During the 2021-2022 school year, 16 outstanding nurses will receive the “Nurse of the Month” honor, which include public recognition.Continue reading
Do you know a great nurse at a Houston ISD school? Nominate him or her for the district’s 2013-2014 School Nurse of the Year award.
Nominees must have five years experience as a school nurse and spend as least 50 percent of their work time directly caring for students.
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.