6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
Suite 385 West
Albuquerque 87110 Map
Keeping Students Healthy
- Asthma Program
- Diabetes Information and School Forms
- Keeping Your Child Healthy
- Sick Day Guidelines for Parents
Committed to School Improvement
School nurses recognize the connection between health and learning and are committed to improving student health throughout the district.
Nurses are committed to providing important services and information to students, staff, and families within schools. All nurses:
APS school nurses uniquely enhance the educational process for APS students by using standards/evidence-based practice to help students achieve academic excellence and promote a quality, safe learning and working environment.
- Help students, including chronically ill, handicapped, and pregnant students.
- Provide support services for parents and students.
- Assist faculty and staff to make health-related adaptations to school programs.
- Help students develop personal strategy plans to attain educational success.
- Take the lead in early detection and correction of health problems that can potentially affect learning.
- Help students gain access to health and mental health care services.
- Assess and treat health problems.
- Administer and monitor medication.
- Identify and prevent the spread of disease.
- Help students manage chronic health conditions.
- Teach smoking and substance abuse avoidance and cessation skills.
- Promote healthful lifestyle choices.
- Teach problem-solving, decision-making, value clarification, and conflict management.
- Teach self-health care.
Health and Learning
Child health affects educational achievement in the classroom. The nursing staff work hard to make sure that all students have access to the services they need in order to stay healthy so they can focus on their education.