Region One ESC School Nurse Monthly E Newsletter

August 2023

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COVID-19 The Reopening Schools Grant ended July 31, 2023, this grant includes the K-12 COVID-19 Testing Program and the School Health Support Grant. Neither program/grant will continue beyond that date. 

Please ensure all reporting is complete! 

If school systems have leftover COVID tests that have not expired before July 31 they are free to use those tests until they expire but they will have no obligation for reporting to TEA/DSHS. School systems can choose to renew their CLIA if they see fit.

Back to School Resources

Whether you are seasoned school nurse or in your first year on the job, NASN’s back-to-school toolkit highlights the resources you need to promote the well-being of students! 



Vaccine requirements incorporated in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25 Health Services, §§97.61-97.72. This document is not intended as a substitute for the TAC, which has other provisions and details. Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12. Learn More

DSHS has free immunization print materials available on the Immunization Publication Order Form. If you do not have an existing account, please select “Click to register”.

Additional Training & Resources

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8/9/23 - 8/10/23 #278476 Orientation to School Nursing

8/11/23 #278775 Unlicensed Diabetes Care Assistant (UDCA) Training

8/11/23 #278780 Medication Administration for Unlicensed Clinic Assistants

8/15/23 #279063 Texas DSHS Vision Screening Certification

8/16/23 #271837 Texas DSHS Hearing Screening Basic Certification

8/17/23 #279064 Texas DSHS Vision & Hearing Re-Certification

More Health Services Workshops

Additional Training Opportunities

This new online educational offering, Overview of the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice™, includes seven modules (each 15-20 minutes) – a shorter on-demand version of the current full-day offerings focusing on the individual principles. 

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Texas Health Steps puts current pediatric, adolescent and maternal health topics at your fingertips. Many courses offer CE credit and all are developed by clinical and state program experts.

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School Health

Professional Enrichment Workshop

July 31-August 1

We hope you enjoyed our professional development workshop and gained valuable information, tools and resources to support your impact on your campus and at your district.

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The Mercedes ISD Health Services Department would like to announce and congratulate their first DAISY Honoree, Judy Hernandez, LVN, Mercedes Early College Academy Nurse.

The DAISY Award was established to celebrate the extraordinary compassion nurses provide to their patients and families every day. This award is given yearly to a deserving nurse chosen based on criteria established by our district's mission and values.

If you have news, we want to hear about it! We would like to feature the great things our school health professionals are doing in their roles.


  • Advanced degrees & unique certifications
  • News stories by your district or media outlet
  • Special initiatives to support health on your campus or in your school system
  • Give kudos to your fellow school health professionals for lending a helping hand
  • Or any other information you would like to share with the Region One ESC school health professional community
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Jacqueline Harden, BSN, RN

Regional School Based Nurse

School Health Services

Division of Administrative Leadership,

School, and Community Support

P: (956) 984-6208

E: [email protected]