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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25704 Albuquerque, NM 87125-0704

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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APS NEEDS SCHOOL NURSES!

If you are a Registered Nurse and interested in working with children, check out our open school positions on the APS Jobs Tab for position description and requirements! Click on "certified" positions, then scroll down to the "nurse" listings. For more information, contact Laura Case at 855-9842.

See the Parent Resource Tab for more health resources!

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.

APS Nursing does not recommend any specific treatment method for head lice. If you have been unsuccessful in removing head lice, it is best to contact your provider to discuss treatment options. YouTube has informational videos on line that provides information on head lice removal techniques and treatments. You can view these videos by clicking here.

Nursing News

APS School Nurses to Offer Flu Immunizations for Students and other area Flu shot clinics 2016

SKIIP coming to APS schools this fall. Learn how you can protect your child against the Flu!

Posted September 13, 2016

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Best Way to Stay Healthy? Wash Your Hands!

APS nurses remind students and staff to wash their hands.

Posted October 13, 2014

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Visit CDC Online for Information on Respiratory Illness

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

Posted September 16, 2014

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