Questions and Answers
- What hours is the nursing office open?
- Who staffs the nursing office?
- What immunizations are required for students entering the high school?
- Can students get a sports physical in the nursing office?
- Can students receive medications at school?
- What if my student needs to take medication at school that is prescribed by their physician?
Q What hours is the nursing office open?A The nursing office is open Monday-Friday from 7:20 am to 2:20 pm.
Q Who staffs the nursing office?A The nursing office is staffed by a registered nurse and a health assistant.
Q What immunizations are required for students entering the high school?A The New Mexico Department of Health requires that all students enrolled in 9th-12th grade have the following immunizations prior to being registered:DTP/DTap/Td - 4 doses (one dose must have been given on/after the 4th birthday)Tdap - 1 dose (required for grade 7-12 entry)Polio - 3 doses (At least 4 doses required if both OPV & IPV used for series)MMR - 2 doses (Minimum age for 1st dose is 12 months; 2nd dose recommended at age 4-5 years of age)Hep B - 3 dosesVaricella - 9th graders are required to have 1 dose
Q Can students get a sports physical in the nursing office?A Unfortunately, the Spartan Wellness Center is not currently open. Students will need to go to their primary physician for their sports physical. Another option may be the *UNM Rapid Care* or *El Pueblo Health Office*UNM Rapid CareWalk-Ins Welcome or Call for a scheduled appointment at 272-40102600 College Blvd NE - Rio Rancho, NMSuite 2140 - 2nd Floor in the UNM West BuildingLocated next to Rio Rancho City Hall, Santa Ana Star Center, Hewlett Packard, and CNM El Pueblo Health Office121 Calle Del PresidenteBernalillo, NM505-867-2324Please call to make an appointment
Q Can students receive medications at school?A Students are allowed to receive over the counter medications with written parent consent. Forms are available on the website or in the nursing office. These forms must be turned into the nursing office in order for medication to be dispensed.
Q What if my student needs to take medication at school that is prescribed by their physician?A In order for the health assistant or school nurse to administer medication brought in by the parent, we must first have a Physician Authorization Form filled out by the student's physician. Then the student must bring the medication in the original prescription bottle with the label containing the student's name and correct prescribing information.