What Do School Nurses Do?
School nurses function as part of the school's multidisciplinary team to facilitate the connection between physical health, wellness, and learning. Working with other health professionals and ancillary personnel, the school nurse provides services for students that promotes optimum health for academic success. The school nurse provides the necessary professional expertise to identify, assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the health needs of the school community. Program emphasis is directed toward prevention of disease and promotion of health utilizing health services, health counseling, and health education. School nurses also ensure compliance with vaccination requirements and also assist school teams in understanding the impact of concussions in youth.
SMCISD allows for nurses in each school, which, by helping students to maintain physical health, helps foster their educational achievement.
- Serves as a health advocate for your child
- Serves as a link to medical resources
- Assesses illnesses and injuries
- Delivers first-aid treatment
- Communicates with parents
- Communicates with staff
- Monitors immunizations for compliance to Maryland law
- Administers medications
- Performs health screenings and follow-up per Maryland law
- Participates on school teams
- Monitors communicable infections
Roles and Responsibilities
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 provide direct care to students. Please use the links to the left to learn more about the SMCISD District Health Services.
We would like to assure you that medical information about your child is treated as confidential by the nurses and all school staff. We do not share information about your child with outside parties nor can we discuss health concerns of any other student with you.
|Lisa Franke||Director of Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org||512-393-6914|
|Doug Wozniak||Director of Transportation & Safety||Doug.email@example.com||512-757-8486|
|Jennifer Vogel||School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)||Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org||512-393-6321|
|Jaime Perez||Safety & Health Specialistemail@example.com||512-757-8486|
Campus Nurse Directory
|Bowie||Heather McWhorter LVN||512-393-6204||Heather.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Crockett||Joan Guerrero LVN||512-393-6406||Joan.email@example.com|
|DeZavala||Jennifer Johnston RN||512-393-6258||Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Goodnight||Maribel Batista Davis MA||Maribel.email@example.com|
|Goodnight||Shannon Baker RN||512-393-6556||Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Miller||Ursula Garcia Boconegra MAemail@example.com|
|Rodriguez||Sue-Anne Evans RNfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|SMHS||Dyanna Eastwood RN||512-393-6262||Dyanna.email@example.com|
|SMHS||Kristen Rocha MA||Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SPED, SMHS||Arlene Mendoza LVN||Arlene.email@example.com|
|Travis||Eliza Herrera LVN||512-393-6454||Eliza.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Travis||Sue-Anne Evans RN||512-757-8860||Sueann.email@example.com|