School Nurse Conference registration open

A Victoria College Nursing Aide student practices measuring a boy''s height and weight.

Registration is open for the 18th Annual School Nurse Conference, which will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. in Victoria College’s Health Sciences Center, Room 130.

The conference is for RNs, LVNs, school counselors, special education teachers and others interested in school health. The registration fee is $60 and includes instructional materials and lunch.

Sponsored by Victoria College, Region III and VISD School Health Services, the conference seeks to improve the quality of school-age student health by increasing the knowledge and skill of RNs and LVNs and others related to medical and emotional issues in school-aged children. Topics will include current information on transmission-based infection prevention and control, the role of the mental health counselor, mental health first aid, and concussion and nursing practice for the school nurse office.

Presenters will be:
•    Dr. John McNeill, Internal Medicine at Twin Fountains Medical Clinics
•    L. Murphey Stuart, RN, BSN, health services coordinator for the Victoria Independent School District
•    Tracy Chase, MA, LPC, counselor and team leader for Child and Adolescent Services and case manager for Child and Adolescent Services at Gulf Bend Center in Victoria
•    Shauna Holder, BS, Gulf Bend Center in Victoria , who assesses, plans and coordinates programs designed to ensure the safety of mentally ill and disabled children of all ages
•    Carl Voskamp, MBA, Victoria College Emergency Medical Services Program coordinator, who plans, promotes, coordinates and teaches emergency care classes in Victoria College’s service area
•    Melinda Hester, RN, DNP, lead consultant for nursing practice at the Texas Board of Nursing

To register for the conference, contact Marcela Barrera at (361) 582-2412 or email

Published: Thursday, 11 July 2013

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