Health and Wellness Services

  • Mission Statement

    The Grand Prairie ISD Health Services Department is dedicated to promoting wellness and enhancing the academic experience of students by addressing health-related obstacles through targeted interventions, focused and comprehensive health assessments, and effective health education. We prioritize prevention and advocacy, collaborating closely with student support services and community resources to ensure high-quality and professional care.

    Health & Wellness Services Role and Responsibilities

    • Monitoring of communicable diseases
    • Immunization compliance management
    • Medication administration
    • Coordinate health care plans with parents, students, and physicians
    • Comprehensive and focused assessments and interventions for students and staff
    • Special procedures
    • Chronic disease management for students, i.e. Diabetes and asthma
    • Health education for students, parents, and staff
    • State required screenings
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  • The mission of the district's nurses is to support maximum learning potential by addressing minor and major health needs through assessment, treatment, and prevention. When your child becomes ill at school or needs other medical attention, you can be comforted knowing that we have an on-campus nurse to provide care for your student. School nurses provide a critical role in the education of students by promoting health and providing direct care.

    The nurse and program provide services related to immunizations, communicable diseases, medication administration, care for acute and chronic illnesses, nursing procedures for the medically fragile, minor and emergency care, diabetes treatment, asthma treatment, pregnancy monitoring/education, bio-terrorism, health education and crisis management. Other services address the potential for health problems and include vision, hearing, scoliosis, and Type 2 Diabetes screenings.

    School nurses also promote a healthy school environment by monitoring ozone action days, providing blood-borne pathogen training, CPR, unlicensed diabetic care assistance training and first aid to the staff. The school nurse serves in a collaborative role with other educators in providing services in the following areas: Coordinated School Health, Special Education, Section 504, Life Skills Program for Student Parents (PRS), and the General Education Homebound (GEH) program. The school nurse supports the physical, mental, emotional and social health of students thereby promoting successful learners.

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