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.
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 Community Health website.
- School Nurse Diabetes Workshop (webcast available through June 2024)
- 2024 School Nurse Symposium - Thur, June 13, 2024 (Registration will open spring 2024)
School Nurse Partners
Cook Children's views school nurses as a key partner in our mission to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. We collaborate with school nurses to:
- 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.
If you would like to receive notifications about upcoming school nurse education activities please contact Danielle Allsbrook.
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.
Cook Children's is providing these references to assist school nurses in the care of children. These instructions are only general guidelines. Your child's doctor may give you special instructions. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your child's doctor.
- Hearing Screenings in Schools
- Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
- Educational Audiology Association
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- Jump Start to Listening!
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.
- Project Adam
- Project ADAM: AED drills in your school
- The Adam in Project ADAM
- Project ADAM saves lives
Cook Children's Health Library
General Health, Growth & Development
Nephrology and Dialysis
- School-Based Telemedicine Flyer - More Information
- School-Based Telemedicine Flyer - For Parents
- For more information, contact email@example.com
Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Guides
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.
We're here to help
For questions regarding continuing education activities, contact:
Cook Children's Health Care System
801 Seventh Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104