MItchell Elementary School Clinic
Courtney Shelnutt RN, BSN
Hello! Welcome to the Mitchell Elementary Nurse's Nook! My name is Nurse Courtney! I was blessed with the Mitchell Elementary Clinic in November of 2018. I graduated in 2011 with my LVN degree followed by my RN-BSN in 2017. I am now enrolled in my Master's Program for Nursing Education. I started out working for a Level 3 Trauma Center in West Texas. My nursing background has mainly consisted of Trauma and Emergency Care. My husband and I moved to Leander in 2017 after he completed his Master's Program in Counseling. My husband was born in Georgetown and grew up in Leander. He wanted to move back home to pursue his career as a football coach and history teacher. I began working on the Trauma Progressive Care Unit in Austin where I was the unit designated preceptor (trainer), a relief charge nurse, and a RN Residency Program mentor. We were blessed with a beautiful baby boy in September of 2018 which led me to pursue this school nursing position. I assumed the role distirct Nursing CPR Coordinator in 2019. My goal as your school nurse is to keep our sweet littles healthy, educated, and in class so as to achieve their educational goals and milestones. If you are ever in need, have any questions or concerns, or you feel like I can help in anyway please do not hesitate to contact me!
Should I Stay Home Today?
GISD Policy: Students should not attend school in the following circumstances:
- Chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, body aches, headache, new loss of taste/smell.
- Diarrhea (3 or more episodes of loose stools in 24 hours). A child must be diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of diarrhea suppressing medications.
- Vomiting two or more times in 24 hours, unless a physician feels the cause of vomiting is not an infectious disease and the child is in no danger of becoming dehydrated. A child should have one or two meals without vomiting before returning to school. Your child may be sent home from school for vomiting one time.
- Temperature of 100 degrees or above. A child must have temperature below 100.4 degrees for 24 hours before returning to school without taking a fever reducing medication.
- Questionable rash until a physician has determined the rash is not caused by an infectious disease.
- Known communicable disease must be treated for the appropriate amount of time as directed by a physician.
- Recommendation of a physician or school nurse.
- PLEASE SEE COVID STUDENT PROCESS MAP FOR ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO COVID CASES.
Contact Information: Clinic Hours:
P: 512-943-1800 ext: 1821 Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:45pm
F: 512-943-1829 Appointments available on request