From May 8-12, Leander ISD celebrates School Nurse Appreciation Week, highlighting the 48 nurses and five certified health aides who serve in the district.

During this school year in LISD, these nurses have handled 102,175 office visits, 44,834 medication administrations, 6,937 specialized care visits and 59,424 state mandated health screenings.

“Our Leander ISD school nurses pride themselves on ethical and evidence-based practice. They are leaders who bridge the gap between health care and education,” District Nurse Cristin Wicketts said. “They provide care coordination, advocate for quality whole-child centered care, and collaborate with campus staff for campus and classroom systems that allow students and our #1LISD community to develop to their full potential today and every day. Join me in recognizing our Leander ISD nurses!”

All Leander ISD nurses are certified in CPR; Stop the Bleed; Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization; and Hearing, Vision, Spinal, Acanthosis Nigricans Screening.

In addition to being the head district nurse, Wicketts is the Texas School Nurse Organization Region 13 President and Region 13 Nurse Peer Review Chair.