• HFISD Health Services Mission Statement

    The nurse/nurse extenders of Hamshire Fannett Independent School District believe that our student’s health status has a direct impact on the ability for one to learn and meet educational goals. The school nurse is committed to lifelong learning. School nursing supports student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children and staff within the school setting. 

    We believe that parents/guardians are primarily responsible for the care of their children. The obligations of the school health services are health appraisal of the child; informing and interpreting the results to the parents/guardians; encouraging, motivating and supporting their efforts to follow through on the recommendations of the educational and health teams to the end that each child may perform at his highest potential.

    The success of our health services program will result in fewer student absences, improved quality of life, and improved health status, which can be measured by academic success.

    The profession of nursing along with other areas of the health profession share the following goals:

    • Promoting health for individual families and communities
    • Care, comfort, and coordination of services to those clients experiencing acute, chronic, or terminal illnesses
    • Collaboration with other members of the healthcare team or those concerned with the promotion of health.
    • Serving as a client/patient advocate

    School nurse/nurse extenders must be educationally trained and have personal qualifications to assume direct care and a responsible professional role in securing quality health care for the school-age children through collaboration with other health care providers, educators, and community resources.

    Hamshire Fannett I.S.D. Health Services strive to provide learning experiences that will enable children to make intelligent decisions about personal, family, and community health. It is our goal to keep our students, staff, and community healthy and encourage a healthy learning environment!


  • Felicia Pirtle, LVN

    MS Nurse

    409-794-1502, ext 156

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