Linda Ahern









Nurse: Linda Ahern, RN, BSN

Phone: 682-867-8006
University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
University of Texas at Arlington
Masters of Nursing - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Anticipated Graduation - August 2021

Phone: 682-867-8006

Clinic Hours: 8:35 to 4:15

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Vision, Hearing, and Spinal Screening is Beginning in Arlington ISD

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Vision, hearing, and spinal screening is beginning in Arlington ISD. Students routinely screened for vision and hearing are those in grades Pre-K 4, K, 1, 3, 5, and 7. Those who routinely receive spinal screening are girls in 5th and 7th grade and boys in 8th grade. Due to challenges from COVID, some students in routine screening grades may not be screened this school year.

Students who are virtual learners and do not attend class on campus may make an appointment and receive screening. Please call your school nurse if you wish to have your child screened.

You may bring a screening result from a healthcare provider dated after June 1, 2020 in place of on campus screening.

Please contact your school nurse if you have concerns about your child—

Signs of vision problems include:

  • Squinting
  • Tilting the head
  • Sitting too close to the television
  • Rubbing eyes constantly
  • Moving eyes in abnormal alignment

Signs of hearing problems include:

  • Your child wants volumes louder than other members of the family
  • Your child often says “What?”
  • It seems like your child isn’t listening
  • Your child seems to hear fine sometimes and not others

Signs your child may have an abnormal spinal curvature:

  • Uneven shoulders or hips
  • Ribs that are prominent or stick out in one area
  • Muscles that are prominent in the lower back or bulge on one side

Everyday Action to Prevent the Spread of Flu From

Tarrant County Public Health

  • Avoid close contact - Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • Stay home when you are sick - The CDC recommends you stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your mouth and nose. - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Clean your hands - Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Alcohol-based hand cleansers are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. - Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits. - Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

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Over The Counter Medication

If your child requires an over the counter medication, it should be brought to the clinic in its original container and labeled with the student's name. A parent/guardian must complete the administration of medication at school form stating the dosage and directions for administering the medication. A physician's signature is not required unless the physician wishes to give a different amount that is recommended on the bottle. Please bring no more than 20 tablets due to limited space in the clinic.



School nurses perform screenings of 7th and 8th grade students for a variety of reasons including hearing, vision acuity, and for abnormal spinal curvature

Prescription Medication

  • If your child needs to take prescription medicine during school hours, it will be necessary for it to be in its original bottle labeled by the pharmacy with the student's name, doctor's name, name of the medication, dosage to be given and directions for administration.
  • The clinic must have a written request from the student's parent/guardian that is signed by the physician. The link to print out the administration of medication at school is above-click on this link to print or you may come by the clinic and pick up the form.
  • If your student wishes to carry their inhaler or EPI pen with them please complete the self-administration of emergency medication by student form. The link to print out this form is above. You can click on this link to print or come by the clinic and pick up the form. This form does need to signed by the physician with instructions on how the student takes the medicine.
    • All medications must be brought to the clinic for safe keeping. Students should not keep medications in their lockers, purses or backpacks.

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