School Nurses

  • The school nurses in the Vicksburg Warren School District (VWSD) maintain a mission to advance the wellness, academic success and life-long achievement of students in the district. They will accomplish this by implementing strategies, which promote the health and safety of all students and staff members.

    The school nurse serves as the health professional expert for the school community and provides the following:

        - Assesses, monitors and implements the nursing protocol for student and/or staff with illness, injury, and communicable disease.
        - Conducts health screening for factors that may impact students' learning and well being, such as vision and hearing screening. They conduct a district-wide screening program for vision on all 1st and 4th-grade students and scoliosis screening on all 6th-grade students. Any other student may be screened upon request.
        - Provides nursing procedures such as gastrostomy feedings or catheterization care for students with disabilities and/or health conditions in the school setting.
        - Works as a team member to identify and evaluate health and safety issues, which could be detrimental to school students and staff.
        - Provides health counseling and interventions for nutritional issues, chronic illness, disease prevention, and positive lifestyle such as information on tobacco cessation.
        - Implements activities and education to promote health regarding normal development and prevention of tobacco and alcohol use, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases for students.
        - Coordinates and provides health education (a wellness program) and flu vaccines for the teachers and other school staff.
        - Administers medication, when applicable. Conducts training for designated school staff on administrating medications in schools without a full-time school nurse.
        - Acts as a liaison between home, school, health care providers, the community, and community resources.

     

    There are six school nurses serving the Vicksburg Warren School District. Please feel free to contact them via phone or e-mail with any questions or comments.

    • Cynthia Nash, R.N.,B.S.N.,N.C.S.N
      serves as the school nurse coordinator and serves:

          Bowmar Elementary
          Warrenton Elementary
          Vicksburg High School

      Phone: 601-636-4371
      Email:  cash@vwsd.org

    • Dru N. Holdiness, R.N.,B.S.N.,N.C.S.N.
      serves as a school nurse for:

          Beechwood Elementary
          Warren Central High School

      Phone: 601-636-4371
      Email:  dholdiness@vwsd.org

    • Karie Lynch, R.N.,B.S.N.
      serves as a school nurse for:

          Bovina Elementary
          Redwood Elementary
          South Park Elementary

      Phone: 601-638-3874
      Email:  klynch@vwsd.org

    • Cici Jordan, R.N.,C.
      serves as a school nurse for:

          Dana Road Elementary
          Vicksburg Intermediate School

      Phone: 601-638-4199
      Email:  cjordan@vwsd.org

    • Trina Lassiter, R.N.
      serves as a school nurse for:

          Sherman Avenue Elementary
          Warren Central Intermediate
          Academy of Innovation

      Phone: 601-638-5656
      Email:  tlassiter@vwsd.org

     

    • Sharon Caldwell, R.N., B.S.N
      serves as a school nurse for:

          Warren Central Junior High
          Vicksburg Junior High

      Phone: 601-638-3981
      Email: scaldwell@vwsd.org