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Erica Hollister, RN

Lead Nurse


The Dickinson ISD School Nurses are continuing to support students and staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

COVID-19 is a public health concern, and as the eyes and ears of public health, school nurses understand this in the context of 21st century school nursing. Erica HollisterRN is supervising our school nurse response to this pandemic and she is working closely with the Galveston County Health District (GCHD).  

Here are some of the activities our school nurses have been doing in preparation for the new school year, both virtual and for the return of face-to-face:  
  • Monitor Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), Galveston County Health District (GCHD), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites for guidance and updates on COVID -19
  • Check, review, & utilize resources from National Association of School Nurses (NASN) website for school nurse updates on COVID-19
  • Maintain contact with local health departments for surveillance
  • Implemented school nurse clinic protocols to address and promote the safety, health, and welfare of our students and employees
  • Implemented school nurse clinic protocols for students who require additional support from the clinic staff for chronic medical needs and procedures
  • Provide resources, including websites, for physical and mental health for students and staff
  • Prepare, present and distribute supplementary health lessons for teachers and staff focusing on prevention of communicable disease, COVID 19 virus, and proper respiratory hygiene
  • Will remain connected to students who are participating in virtual learning which may include video greetings, telephone calls, health tip of the week, etc.
  • Reach out to families as needed
  • Attend online professional development trainings and webinars
  • Write and/or update annual nursing care plans, 504 Plans, ARDs, and physician consents for medications and procedures
  • Review all new incoming students’ paperwork and vaccinations
  • Assess delinquent immunizations
  • Track staff and student illness and report to Galveston County Health Department (GCHD)
  • Procedures for screening and surveillance of students and staff for signs of illness including CoVID-19


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