Welcome to the Emily Gray
Health Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday 7:30-2:35
Friday's I am available through appointments, as needed, on campus
Phone: 520.749.3838 x 5003
Nurse: Nicole (Beilman) Rozema
Hello! I am Nurse Nicole; I am a graduate of Penn State University. I have been an RN for 10 years. My experience has been in: labor & delivery/postpartum care & the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa pediatric clinic for 5 & 1/2 years.
I was born & raised in Scranton, PA (any Office fans?!) and I have lived in Philadelphia, North Carolina, Japan and now Arizona. My husband is in the Air Force and we have started our family here with the birth of our son Maverick.
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: physician 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 accordance with the state of Arizona
- Maintain immunization compliance per the state of Arizona
- Respond to medical emergencies
- Collaborate with teachers and families regarding special medical accommodations for students
- 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.
- 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 initial 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.
- 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 rescue 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.