All of the nurses employed by the Burkburnett Independent School District are licensed by the State of Texas.
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning.
The Role of the BISD School Nurse:
Conduct health screenings of vision, hearing, spinal, height and weight.
Provide emergency first aid.
Evaluate and assess the health needs of students.
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 Education Plan.
Conduct health-related classroom presentations.
Evaluate and monitor communicable and nuisance diseases.
Provide health resources for faculty and staff.
IN THE HOME
Serve as liaison between home and school regarding health concerns.
Record health histories.
Assess long-term illnesses.
Implement case management within the school setting.
Participate in parent-nurse conferences.
Provide information and referral to community resources.
Involved with parent groups.
Provide activities for health promotion and education.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Act as liaison between home, school and community resources.
Make referrals to appropriate community agencies.
Participate in professional conferences with community agencies.
Resource for community agencies and work with community interdisciplinary health teams.
Record and report child abuse to appropriate departments of social services.
Students with a fever (100oF or greater) or obvious signs of illness (such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) must stay at home until their temperature is normal (98.6oF) for 24 hours without Tylenor or ibuporfen and/or until all other symptoms subside.
With the proper education and procedures in place, our schools will remain to be a healthy environment for our children. Community and parents are encouraged to contact the campus if any concerns arise.