The Nursing Services of Northside Independent School District must help to improve the physical and mental health of each student in accordance with his/her own personal needs. This includes emergency care when indicated and providing for the child who becomes ill at school. The student, the ultimate reason for our being here, will benefit from our program through continued effort on everyone's part. This requires cooperation with parents/guardians, appropriate community health agencies, teachers and our own administration. The nurse will coordinate care with other school faculty and staff.
A word from the school nurse:
The school nurse administers first aid only. She/He does not diagnose illnesses, but takes note of symptoms and notifies the parent/guardian of her/his observations. We ask that children be kept at home when ill and have a normal temperature for 24-36 hours after any illness before returning to school. This is important for the health of the child and for the health of all children at the school.