NHS Clinic/Nurse

NHS Clinic/Nurse


     Natalie Swineford, RN 
      260-543-2213  ext 7006


Please see the following guidelines regarding Clinic operations, Immunizations, Medications & Medical conditions
If a student becomes ill or injured at school, he/she must report the illness or injury to a teacher, the nurse or to the office.  If a brief stay in the Clinic does not help, the parent/guardian will be notified to assist in arranging to take or send the student home.  No student is to leave school because he/she is ill without first securing permission. A parent excuse will be used for students that arrive at the Clinic before school starts. 
Your student must be fever free, without medication, for 24 hours before returning to school.

Accurate Emergency contact numbers are essential!!!

The State of Indiana requires that each student entering 12th grade receive a Meningitis booster Vaccine before the 1st day of school.  Any student not meeting this requirement will receive one notice; after 20 days, the student may be excluded from school until we receive notifications of immunizations.  Exemptions to the immunization requirements shall be granted only for medical, religious or other reasons allowed by the Indiana State law.

     Below are the School Immunizations requirements:
  • 3 Hepatitis B
  • 5 DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis
  • 4 Polio (Inactivated Polio)
  • 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • 2 Varicella 
  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
  • 2 MCV4 (Meningoccal Conjugate) 
  • 2 Hepatitis A 


 Medications at School:
Please read more specific information on Medications at school on pages 19-20 of the NHS Handbook
The NHS policy is for all prescription and non-prescription medications.  Medications must be brought to the school clinic immediately upon arrival to school and will be stored in a locked cabinet.  Medication must be current and in the original container.  All pertinent information regarding medication and dosage must be noted by either the doctor or parent. A parent/guardian signed permission slip must be on file at school in order for medication to be dispensed to your child.
  The student must have a Doctor's order to be able to carry medication, inhaler, epi-pen, etc. 
  Any student with a known medical condition (i.e Heart condition, seizure disorder, recent surgery, illness requiring doctor's care, Diabetes, special dietary needs, Food and/or environmental allergies, etc) that might exclude then from participating in gym or school will need a doctor's order explaining activity restrictions.  A doctor's order or Care Plan must be given to Nurse.  A copy may also be given to the NHS Guidance department so that class schedules may be adjusted accordingly if needed. 
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