Supporting BISD’s school children’s academic success & wellness
"School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety, including a healthy environment, 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" (NASN, 2010c).
Bastrop ISD has a nurse at every campus. In addition, our school nurses (RN) and campus nurses (LVN) use a team approach in which an RN and LVN work together to provide health-related services at schools. Additionally, our model includes a school health assistant (CNA), who works with the nurses. Our health services staff is supported by a nurse supervisor (head nurse) and a medical director.
Our mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of each student during the school day and during school activities. Additionally, our nurse’s work with families who have students with special medical conditions and take an active role in providing support and guidance on how to ensure the student’s medical and academic needs are met with minimal to no disruption of the student’s school schedule. If you have a child that requires assistance please contact the nurse on your student's campus to develop a plan for his/her special medical condition.
Our health services department also provides comprehensive services in all eight components of the Coordinated School Health Program, with particular responsibility for managing the school health program section. The nurse is an advocate for healthcare consumers promoting active, informed participation in health decisions.
The health offices carry out all state-mandated screenings and maintain current immunization status records. They also provide routine and first aid care under the direction of a RN.
Bastrop ISD Health Services staff believes that every visit or phone call provides an opportunity to teach. We know healthy children are more likely to be successful learners. Please contact the school or campus nurse for any health concerns or questions. Our goal is to address all your needs at the campus level.
In order to administer medication to your child, we must have:
- Your signed permission
- All medication must be in the labeled original container
- For a medication that needs to be taken at home and at school, ask your pharmacist to fix two bottles for you so that you may leave one at school (children do forget to pick up medication to take home.)