The United ISD Health Service Department took time to recognize its school nurses on National School Nurse Day which is the Wednesday between May 6 and May 12 of each year. It is a day to celebrate and thank all school nurses that take care of children when they are at school.
“Our school nurses do an exceptional job of caring for our students, while working with our parents,” said United ISD Director of Health Services Irene Rosales, RN, MSN. “I commend each school nurse for the fine work that they do.”
At the luncheon, the “School Nurse of the Year” was announced and the title was awarded to Rick Issac, RN, BSN, from Washington Middle School. Additionally, the “Health Tech of the Year” was announced and awarded to Elizabeth Montes, from Trautmann Elementary School.
United ISD Superintendent Roberto J. Santos and City of Laredo Mayor Peter Saenz were present at the event and recognized the school nurses for their care and service to students.
School nurses are considered to be the first medical professional at each United ISD campus. Each provides comprehensive health services, supplemental health education, and promote a healthy school environment. They serve students, work with parents and school personnel, and the community-at-large.
United ISD school nurses emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle through four major areas: prevention, promotion/awareness, health education, and screening.