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Nursing Services Department

School Nurses recognize the connection between health and learning and are committed to improving student health throughout the district.

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 385 West Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 855-9842
Fax: (505) 848-9461

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Keeping Students Healthy

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NURSING MISSION

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.

Keeping Your Child Healthy

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Head Lice

Head Lice is a common community problem. Everyone is susceptible to head lice. They can be a nuisance but have not been shown to spread disease. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice. APS school nurses follow recommendations from the New Mexico Department of Health for identifying students with lice infestations and treatment recommendations.

Students diagnosed with live head lice are not sent home early from school. Their parents are notified and the student can return to school once appropriate treatment has begun. Routine classroom checks for head lice and parent notification of exposure to head lice are not done by the school nurse unless 3 or more students have identified with active head lice in the same classroom.

More information on identification and treatment of Head Lice can be found on the CDC web site.

Contact your Public Health Office if you need help in obtaining treatment shampoo for your child/family.

Nursing News

Best Way to Stay Healthy? Wash Your Hands!

Best Way to Stay Healthy? Wash Your Hands!

APS nurses remind students and staff to wash their hands on Global Handwashing Day #IWashMyHands

October 13, 2014

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Visit CDC Online for Information on Respiratory Illness

Visit CDC Online for Information on Respiratory Illness

See your child’s school nurse if you have questions or concerns

September 16, 2014

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