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Region 5 School Nurses

 

Important Links: 

DSHS 

School Nurse Practice

School Health Services – Nursing Practice Resources

Immunizations

Texas Minimum Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades k-12

Vision/Hearing Screening

Spinal Screening

Texas School Health Advisory Committee

School Health Advisory Councils (SHAC)

SHAC Guide for School Districts

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Guide to Medication Administration in the School Setting

Diabetes Prevention and Control

Texas Diabetes Council – Training for School Employees who are not licensed healthcare professionals

Guide to School Health Services – Special Health Care Needs

 

TEA

COVID-19

Coordinated School Health

Mental and Behavioral Health

 

Professional Organizations

National Association of School Nurses

Texas State Nursing Organization

Texas Board of Nursing – Nursing Practice Act

 

Additional Resources

University Interscholastic League – Athletics Health & Safety

Texas Diabetes Institute

FARE – Food Allergy Research and Education

Asthma Community Network

CDC Healthy Schools

Texas School Safety Center – Tools

Texas School Safety Center - Topics

 

Search for Resources

UnitedHealthcare Dental – Educational Presentation (Good Dental Health Practice)

Aunt Bertha (FindHelp.org/Social Care Network)

2-1-1 Texas

Healthy Southeast Texas

 

Local Health Departments

Hardin County

Orange County

Jefferson County

Jasper & Newton County

Chambers County

 

Local Mental Health Authorities

Spindletop Center (Jefferson, Orange, Hardin)

Burke Center (Tyler, Newton, Jasper County)

 



 

SCHOOL HEALTH COOPERATIVE

The School Health Cooperative provides workshops and technical assistance for the school nurses and other health care providers.

Region 5 ESC will provide:

School Nurses’ certifications and re-certifications per semester regionally to include:

  • Hearing Certification
  • Hearing re-Certification
  • Vision Certification
  • Vision re-Certification
  • Spinal Screening Training
  • Unlicensed Diabetes Care Training
  • School Nurse Ethics
  • Additional Topics as Requested and/or Needed
  • Two School Nurse Networking Meetings

Fee Schedule (based on district enrollment):

  • Under 1,000 - $700.00
  • 1,000-3,000 - $1,000.00
  • 3,001-6,000 - $1,300.00
  • 6,001 & Higher - $1,500.00


 

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Nurse Contacts

Maris Peno, Program Coordinator

Maris Peno

Program Coordinator

mpeno@esc5.net

409-951-1723

Taressa Pulido, Program Assistant

Taressa Pulido

Program Assistant

tpulido@esc5.net

409-951-1742