School Nurses

Stefanie Shoults-Gomez
Kathie Rodriquez

We are looking forward to a happy, safe, and healthy school year with your student.
The Nursing Department at Hobbs High School is currently staffed with a Master’s prepared Registered Nurse (RN) and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Please make the school nurse aware of any medical condition your child may have. Please schedule a time to meet with the school nurse to provide information on your student’s health conditions and to develop a school action/health plan if neccessary.

1. Medication and the School:
Please see HMS medication policy for secondary students.
a. School nurses are not allowed to give medication without a medication authorization order form being completed by a health care provider and submitted to the school nurse.
b. High school students are allowed to carry and self administer medication that must be taken during school time. We do, however, encourage you to try to schedule medication times so not needed to be taken during the school day as much as possible.
c. No medication is to be shared with other students.
d. All students may carry a water bottle.
e. If a student is going to take a narcotic medication or a medication that can cause drowsiness, behavioral changes, or sedation, the nurse should be made aware. The student should not take this medicine for the first time while at school.
f. Dependent on physician/medical provider orders and the school nurse being provided orders and documentation of necessary treatment during the school day:
    o Students with asthma should carry their inhalers and any rescue medication with them at all times.
    o A nebulizer machine is available in the nurses’ office, if the student needs to take a breathing treatment during school.
    o Diabetic students may carry their own insulin, glucose monitor machine, and small snacks daily.
    o Students with Epi pens should carry them with them at all times.

2. Absences:
a. Any time a student has an injury, illness, or mental health condition that may cause frequent absences, the school nurse should be made aware and the parent/guardian should provide a note from the student’s health care provider with diagnosis and any accommodations required for the student.
b. Students who are actively vomiting cannot be at school.
c. Student with temperatures over 100 cannot be at school.
d. Students that were sick enough to be in the ER the previous night should not be at school the next day.
e. Students should be 24 hours seizure-free prior to returning to school.

3. Injuries at school:
a. If a student is injured at school in a non-sports related accident, the student must report it immediately to the teacher or the closest staff member.
b. The student must follow up with the school nurse before leaving school.
c. If a student is injured in a sports related incident, they must make the coach aware as soon as possible and follow up with the athletic trainer.
4. Prolonged absences/Homebound program:
a. (See HMS policy on Homebound Instruction.)
If a student is going to miss 10 or more consecutive days of school due to illness, health, or injury; there is a program called Home Bound Instruction. To apply for this program an application form must be completed by the health care provider and parent or guardian and then approved by a team of school personnel. This form can be obtained from the school nurse.

The school nurse may be contacted at 575-433-0204.


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