Christie Hickman, BSN, RN
Christie Hickman graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She has been a Texas Board Certified Nurse since 2011 with previous clinical experience including Neurological Intensive Care, Pediatric Acute Care and Nursing Management. Employed in WISD since 2021, this is the first year serving full time as the school nurse for Cain Elementary.
PH: 903-839-5600 x 2150
Here you will find the District Health Policies and required Health Forms for the Nurse
Students Must be Healthy to be Educated and Educated to be Healthy
Policy for Fever, Vomiting and Diarrhea
If a student goes home or stays home from school with a fever (100.0), vomiting or diarrhea they should remain at home until they no longer have fever, vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing, antiemetic’s or antidiarrheal medications.
Action Plans are essential to your child’s safety and management of their chronic conditions.
They must be completed every school year.
Please remember, it is the parents responsibility to complete the action plan and alert the school nurse of any health conditions your child has.
If your child may require the use of an Epi-Pen at school, please provide a physician signed life threatening allergy action plan along with medications and required health forms to the Nurse.
School nurses do not provide medication. Medication has to be brought by the parent.
Medicine that is not in the original container (such as a plastic bag) or is expired cannot be administered in school, this is for your child’s safety.
In accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, Texas Code, Section 217.11, the school nurse has the responsibility and authority to refuse to administer medications that in the nurse's professional judgment are not in the best interest of the student.
WISD Medication Administration Form
Prescription medication given over 10 days will REQUIRE a physician's signature.
Directions on the OTC packaging regarding age, dose and frequency will be strictly adhered to.
All OTC medication given over 5 consecutive school days will REQUIRE a physician's signature.
Please be aware that even topical creams/ointments and cough drops/lozenges cannot be given without a WISD Medication Administration Form being completed.
WISD Medication Administration Form
Written note from the doctor as needed
All medication must be stored in the clinic except in special circumstances.
A responsible and trained student is allowed to carry and self-administer medication for asthma, diabetes and/or a life threatening allergy provided the Authorization for Self-Carry/Administration form is filled out. (see Action Plan section)
Self-carry privileges can be revoked if a student is irresponsible with self-carry and administration.
WISD Medication Administration
Appropriate Action Plan
Authorization for Self-Carry/Administration
Antibiotics ordered twice a day should be given at home, with doses spaced as close to 12 hours apart as possible.
Antibiotics ordered three times a day should be given at home in the morning, after school, and at bedtime.
School nurses will not administer antibiotics at school.
Medication that requires a dose in the morning should be given at home by the parent.
Medication to be given before 8:30 am by the school nurse, will ONLY be given if a doctor’s note is provided that explains why the medication should be given at school versus at home before school.
Medication has to be picked up by the parent by the end of the school year. If it is not picked up, it will be disposed of using proper disposal procedures. This includes, but is not limited to Epipens, Benadryl, Tylenol, and inhalers.
We do not keep medication stored over the summer.
Whitehouse ISD has a no tolerance policy for students in possession of medication of any kind.
All medications must be delivered and picked up by a parent or guardian.
All medications are to be stored in the nurse's office.
Failure to store medication in the campus clinic or follow the medication procedure may result in serious disciplinary action.