CFISD Salutes its 88 RNs on National School Nurse Day

Cypress, TX (May 11, 2016) CFISD is celebrating school nurses all week during National School Nurses Week and on Wednesday, May 11—National School Nurse Day—a day established by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to recognize the role of school nurses in the educational setting.

CFISD employs 88 registered nurses, as well as six licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) who provide direct student care and 43 clinic assistants.

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Ault Elementary School nurse Michelle Trahan with Kamden Manley, Kaleb Manley, and Ellary Miller.

National School Nurse Day has been celebrated since 1972 on the Wednesday of National Nurses Week. According to the NASN, the week is a celebration of all school nurses for positively influencing the health and well-being of students nationally and globally through the many roles they fill, as well as serving a critical role in promoting students’ academic success for more than 110 years.

The theme of National Nurses Week 2016 is “Culture of Safety: It Starts With You.”

“CFISD demonstrates our commitment to student safety by employing a registered nurse at each campus. Registered nurses have the licensure, educational preparation and experience to manage the broad spectrum of CFISD’s student needs,” said Bevin Gordon, CFISD director of health services. “Our RNs preserve a healthy and safe school environment by compassionately assisting students with chronic illness to manage their care, responding to medical emergencies and providing prompt first aid, preventing the spread of communicable illness through vaccine compliance and school exclusion and teaching CPR and health awareness interventions to CFISD staff.”

Twenty-one CFISD registered nurses were recently honored for their excellence in the provision of compassionate and safe care by being selected by the Houston Chronicle’s “Salute to Nurses,” recognizing the top 150 registered nurses in the Houston area.

Courtesy of the District