Welcome to the Emily Gray
Phone: 520.749.3838 x 5003
Nurse: Nicole (Beilman) Rozema
Hello! I am Nurse Nicole; I am a graduate of Penn State Univserity. I have been an RN for 9 years. My experience is: labor & delivery/post-partum care & the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa pediatric clinic for 5 & 1/2 years.
I was born & raised in Scranton, PA (any Office fans?!) but have lived in Philadelphia, North Carolina, Japan and now Tucson. My husband is in the Air Force, we adopted a lab mix from PACC named Luna, and we are currently expecting our first baby!
Health Office Hours:
Currently, I am available during school office hours via email (top right of page contains "email me" link, if on a mobile device scroll to bottom of page). Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during this time or if you would like to set up a time to talk.
What Do School Nurses Do?
- Monitor the health and wellness of students
- Care for injured
students & those who become ill
- Safely administer medications such as: physican prescribed, rescue inhalers, & over-the-counter (OTC)
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Motrin), & Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) available on an as needed basis with permission
- Perform hearing and vision screenings in accordanance with the state of Arizona
- Maintain immunization compliance per the state of Arizona
- Respond to medical
- Collaborate with
teachers and families regarding special medical accommodations for
- Effective July 3, 2019 the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has implemented rule changes for hearing screenings for school-aged children. Every child who is enrolled in preschool, kindergarten, and grades: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 receive hearing screenings.
- Children who do not pass their first screening are re-screened within 10 days from the inital screen and no later than 30 days from the initial screen.
- If the child does not pass either screening a letter will be mailed home to notify parents/guardians.
- Parents have the right to refuse a hearing screening but this must be done in writing and provided to the health office.
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medication Administration
- As mentioned above, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin), and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can be administered as needed through the Health Office if given permission by parents/guardians.
- All students should have an OTC Medication Administration form on file with permission or declination of administration.
- Parents can also make notes on this form if they would like to be called prior to any medications being administered to their child.
- This form must be completed for every school year.
- All prescription medications are required to have the pharmacy label attached indicating: patient name, medication name & strength, dosing instructions, and expiration dates.
- Medications are stored in a locked cabinet in the health office.
- If a student will be self-carrying an EpiPen OR rescuse inhaler the health office MUST have a note on file from the student's doctor with permission to self-carry these medications on campus. This letter is required to be updated every school year.
- Alternatively, these medications can be kept in the health office and administered as needed.
- The state of Arizona requires students to have proof of immunizations on file no later than 30 days after the school year has started.
- Alternatively, a medical, religious beliefs or personal beliefs exemption form can be filled out and returned to the health office.
- Personal and religious beliefs exemption forms can be rescind at any time and proof of immunizations can be provided to the health office.
- AS OF JULY 28, 2020: The state of Arizona does not have a grace/leniency policy for immunization requirements for the 2020-2021 school year.
I hope everyone is staying healthy, taking care of themselves physically and mentally, and not going too stir crazy! These are new and difficult times, please do not hesistate to reach out by email if you need to talk, vent, or just want to say hello!
Phone: 520.749.3838 ext 5003