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Region 5 School Nurses


Important Links: 


School Nurse Practice

School Health Services – Nursing Practice Resources


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




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 ( 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)




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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ESC 5 Contacts

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Stacey Dorton

Program Assistant
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Carrie Smith, BSN, RN

Program Coordinator