Rosa M. Pones, RN, BSN,MPH
Josie Medina, RN
Tammie Poling, RN
Care plans and Policies
Araceli Fernandez De Lara
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Fight the Flu
Influenza, also known as the flu, is a very contagious disease that spreads through droplets made when people with a flu cough, sneeze or talk, and others breathe in these droplets or touch surfaces where the droplets landed. Click here to learn more.
Combata la Gripe
La influenza, o gripe, es una enfermedad muy contagiosa. Se transmite a través de las gotitas que la gente enferma de gripe expulsa al aire al toser, estornudar o hablar. Cuando los demás aspiran las gotitas, o cuando tocan superficies donde estas cayeron, se contagian de gripe. Oprima aquí para aprender más.
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All students must be immunized against certain diseases or must present a certificate indicating that, for medical or religious reasons, the student should not be immunized. State law requires the following immunizations: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella, Haemophilus Influenza Type B, Varicella, Hepatitis A and B, and MCV.
The immunization requirements involve different student age groups. For specific information, you should contact your personal family physician, the school nurse, or BISD Health Services at 548-8191.
Proof of completed immunizations should be provided to the school nurse before the first day of school.
Parents of BISD students will be advised if any immunization is due. It is recommended that all immunization requirements be completed by August 1 and cleared by the school nurse in order to protect the health of our students and to avoid lost instructional time.
All students entering Brownsville Independent School District for the first time in any grade shall be required to provide evidence of having received a TB skin test with results to Health Services before being admitted to the District
Any student withdrawing from the Brownsville Independent School District for more than 3 weeks out of the United States, shall be required to provide a repeat TB skin test with results to Health Services before being re-admitted to the District.
There is no exemption for a TB skin test and results. a TB skin test is not a vaccine. The TB test must be administered and read in the US.
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Definition of school nurse based on the Texas Administrative Code
“ A school nurse is an educator employed to provide full-time nursing and health care services and who meets all the requirements to practice as a registered nurse (RN) pursuant to the Nursing Practice Act and the rules and regulations relating to professional nurse education, licensure, and practice and has been issued a license to practice professional nursing in Texas”.
Roles of the School Nurse:
• Collaborates closely with the campus principal, school counselor, teachers, parents, food service staff and other staff to provide leadership to ensure a healthy school environment and assist in meeting the health needs of the general school population and those students with identified health conditions;
• Provides direct care utilizing professional assessment skills, the nursing process and established school health protocols;
• Initiates and maintains accurate student health records, including immunization records, medication administration records,
individual student treatment records, and individualized student health care plans (IHPs);
• Establishes effective procedures for carrying out mandatory screening programs and submitting required reports;
• Communicates with parents regarding individual students and serves as liaison between school personnel, the family, health care professionals, and the community regarding health issues;
• Contributes to the campus communications to parents and the local community regarding health issues;
• Attends Admission Review & Dismissal (ARD) meetings of students with identified health needs, and develops the IHP;
• Collaborates with the district personnel, including school psychologist/special education diagnostician regarding the implementation of health-related individualized education plan (IEP) goals and services;
• Educates faculty and staff as needed on health-related topics;
• Develops and recommends campus policies and procedures to promote the health and wellness of students and staff; and
• Supervises, trains and evaluates LVN’s unlicensed diabetes care assistants, other unlicensed assistive personnel, or other school personnel as designated by the campus principal to have responsibility for assisting students with health needs.
Campus Care Announcement:
The Campus Care ( BCHC Clinica 22) located at 2137 E. 22nd Street/ 191 E. Price Rd., Brownsville, Texas 78520, provides primary and preventive health care services only to students enrolled at Brownsville Independent School District.
The Campus Care Clinica 22, provides medical services that include, but are not limited to: physicals, screenings, diagnosis and treatment of simple and chronic illness, laboratory testing, counseling, referrals, vaccinations and TB testing.
In order for a student to be seen at Clinica 22, it is necessary to have a medical referral from your school nurse. For more information or appointment please contact Campus Care Clinic 22 at