Nursing Services Department
School Nurses recognize the connection between health and learning and are committed to improving student health throughout the district.
Keeping Students Healthy
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.
See the Parent Resource Tab for more health resources!
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.
APS nurses remind students and staff to wash their hands on Global Handwashing Day #IWashMyHands
October 13, 2014
See your child’s school nurse if you have questions or concerns
September 16, 2014