Davis Intermediate Nurse
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing The College of St. Teresa Winona, Minnesota
Mrs. Shelly Nickell
Hello. This is my 5th year as the Nurse at Davis Intermediate. I graduated from The College of St. Teresa in Minnesota with my Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing in 1984. I did my training at the Mayo Clinic and worked there for the next 2 years before moving to Houston, Texas. I met my husband there in 1994. We married and 2 years later moved to South Florida where we stayed for 10 years. In 2006, we returned to Texas and came to Wylie. We love it here! We have 4 wonderful children ages 18-27. They will all have graduated from WHS as of Spring, 2018.
I have worked in many different areas of nursing, both adult and children, over the years. Pediatrics is my favorite field and where I have spent most of my career practicing. 7 years ago, I decided to become a substitute nurse here in the district. 5 years ago, I became the full-time nurse here at Davis and I LOVE it!
Texas Law requires that all 5th graders be screened for:
- Acanthosis Nigricans (or, AN)
- Height and weight check
These screenings will begin early, the first part of the school year. (AN screening is simply looking at the back of the neck for a certain discoloration that “MAY” be a precursor to diabetes.)
Scoliosis screens will be announced at a later date and the process for that explained. If you take your child for a doctor’s visit and they perform any of these screens, they can write down their findings, sign it and give to you to give to me and it will not be necessary to do it again at school. Please be assured, if there are any findings out of the normal, you will be notified in writing.
I feel that my job is to keep kids healthy, in class, and able to learn. Please talk with your children. If they feel ill, they need to come to see me before calling or texting home. I Will allow them to call home, they just need to follow proper channels. If they are ill the day before or the morning of school (with vomiting, fever or diarrhea), please keep them home. Please see the “Exclusion Policy” on our website. Also, if your child is ill for a few days, please remember to send a note with them. If they are out for 5 or more days for an illness, then a doctor’s note will be required. Communication is key in these situations, and can prevent attendance issues.
Again, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! I anticipate another Great year here at Davis!
Shelly Nickell, RN
Davis Intermediate School Nurse