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Today's school nurse in the primary and secondary school setting faces many unique challenges.

As part of our Promise to improve the health of every child in our region, Cook Children's is pleased to partner with school nurses. It is our hope that together we can meet the region's growing pediatric health needs. Below you will find health resources and information to help you meet your everyday challenges.

Continuing education

Cook Children's offers summer symposiums and webcasts in the spring and fall specifically for the school nurse. To view or register for any of our upcoming school nurse activities or other continuing education programs, visit our professional courses page. To learn more about all Cook Children's is doing to improve child health in our region, go to The Center for Children's Health website.

The school nurse's office can be a hectic place. Quick access to useful references can help school nurses provide appropriate and expedient care. Cook Children's is providing these references to assist school nurses in the care of children. To access these resources, go to School nurse resources.

If you would like to receive notifications about upcoming school nurse continuing education activities, please contact Chelsea.brookshire@cookchildrens.org.

Community resources

Would you like to request Cook Children's participation at a health fair or community event? If so, please contact Janeen Walls, Public Relations Specialist, at Janeen.Walls@cookchildrens.org or 682-885-6212.

If you are looking for a speaker to present on a specific topic, please feel free to contact our Experts on Call.

School Nurse Advisory Council

The Cook Children's School Nurse Advisory Council was created in collaboration with area school health providers to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. The school nurse advisory council meets on a biannual basis. If you are interested in participating, please contact Chelsea.Brookshire@cookchildrens.org.

Council goals:

  • Identify and improve educational gaps for school nurses through the development of targeted educational activities and online resources.
  • Improve coordination of care and communication between the school health provider and Cook Children's physician offices, area clinics, and specialty departments.
  • Provide updates on community resources in areas such as injury prevention, oral health, mental health, and immunizations.

Resources

Student and family resources

Families in need don't always know where to go for available non-emergency health and human services in their community. School nurses play a key role in helping students and families find and access community resources. Cook Children's is pleased to provide you with documents and websites to assist you in that role.

General Information

Immunizations

Dental Health

Hearing Resources

Injury Prevention

Mental Health

Grief/Trauma

Other Resources

The United Way 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral is a partnership among 25 area information centers and the Texas Health & Human Services Commission. The centers are nationally accredited with staff certified in the provision of information and referral and resource maintenance. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember 3-digit telephone number nationally designed for free access to non-emergency health and human services information and referral. In 2010 the top 5 requested needs related to electric bills, rent, food pantries, food stamps, and housing subsidies.

School nurse resources

The school nurse's office can be a hectic place. Quick access to useful references can help school nurses provide appropriate and expedient care.

Cook Children's is providing these references to assist school nurses in the care of children. These instructions are only general guidelines. Your doctor may give you special instructions. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your doctor.

Airway Management

Behavioral Health

Cardiology

Cook Children's Health Library

Diabetes

General Health, Growth & Development

Immunizations

Neurology

Nephrology and Dialysis

Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Guides

We're here to help

For questions regarding continuing education activities, contact:

Chelsea Brookshire
Cook Children's Health Care System
801 Seventh Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Chelsea.brookshire@cookchildrens.org