Laurie James - School Nurse

Phone: 972-343-4806


Degrees and Certifications:

Austin College, TCU for nursing school\ BSN in nursing NCSN (Nationally certified school nurse)

Laurie James - School Nurse


I am a second career nurse - prior to attending nursing school I worked mostly in programs relating to infectious disease and womens' health. My nursing career took me into the ICU, into public health, and school health for the last six years. My husband is a Navy veteran who's also a nurse, and we have a daughter who's a senior at Martin High School in Arlington.

My name is Laurie James. I am a registered nurse with a national certification in school nursing. This is my seventh year as a school nurse, and I am delighted to be your nurse at Moore Academy.

I graduated from Texas Christian University with my BSN in 2009. I have worked in the ICU, as the public health nurse for DSHS Region 2/3, as a school nurse and as a summer camp nurse.

I am here to help provide the best quality of care to you and your students and keep them safe, healthy, and ready to learn.

Important Things to Know

  • Medication: 

    • A medication permission order signed by BOTH you and your child’s doctor is required if your child will need to have any medications administered at school, including over-the-counter medications.  You may stop by the clinic and get these forms from me.
    • Prescription medication needs to be brought in the original packaging with the prescription label attached (no pills in baggies, mislabeled/expired pill bottles, inhalers without the box bearing the prescription label, etc).
    • Medications may be brought to the clinic by a student but cannot be sent home with a student.
    • If a medication is only to be given for a short time (7-10 days) such as antibiotics, you may send these with a note including the following:
      • Date
      • Student’s Full Name
      • Name of Medication
      • How much to be given
      • Time medication is to be given
      • Parent Signature

    Infection Control:

    • Please keep sick kids home.
    • Students with the following symptoms must stay home for 24 hours before returning to school (This is not only to allow your student to feel better, but also to minimize the spread of sickness and infection on our campus.):
      • Fever
      • Diarrhea
      • Vomiting
    • Students with unknown rashes (especially accompanied with fever) should be evaluated by a doctor prior to coming to school.