Barbara Wells, RN
My name is Barbara Wells, RN and I have been a school nurse at Impact Center for 15 years. I am originally from Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Mt. Carmel Hospital School of Nursing. I worked at Columbus Childrens Hospital, St. Ann Hospital For Women, and Mount Carmel Hospital while I was in Ohio. After moving to Texas I worked as night supervisor at Texas Childrens Hospital, covering all pediatric and infant units. I retired from Texas Childrens and when I decided I wanted to go back to work I chose school nursing. I worked for Alief School District for 6 years before moving to Hays County. I moved here to be near my daughter and her family. I have 2 granddaughters, one a senior at DSHS and my older one is a junior at University of Alabama.
School nursing is a professional registered nursing specialty that involves identification, assessment, prevention, and intervention to remedy or modify students' health needs. The nurse's goal is to promote the optimum health of students and the students' abilities to achieve their individual educational goals.
Nurses monitor required immunizations, perform mandated health screenings, track communicable diseases, plan for emergencies and provide direct care to students. Please use the links to the left to learn more about the Hays CISD District Health Services.
We would like to assure you that medical information about your child is treated as confidential by the nurses and all school staff. We do not share information about your child with outside parties nor can we discuss health concerns of any other student with you.
News from the Nurse
Flu season is impacting our community as a whole. If your child has fever he or she must stay out of school until fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT fever reducing medications (such as tylenol or motrin (ibuprophen). We encourage students, parents, and staff to get the flu shot. Flu shots can be received at most local pharmacies or at your primary care office.
If your child does not have insurance, Live Oak Health Partners in San Marcos can provide vaccinations, including flu vaccination, at little to no cost. The district Immunizations page has information regarding immunization resources (click here for more information).