Health & Wellness

  • Our Nursing Services Clinic serves the ASCTE campus community which includes residential and day students, faculty and staff, and families who live on campus. 


    Our staff include experienced nurses who:

    • promote positive health habits

    • attend to daily illnesses and injuries

    • assist students in the management of chronic health conditions

    • administer medications

    • prepare for health emergencies

    • manage student health information

    • liaison to community health resources  

    A nurse is available during the school day and evenings Monday-Friday.  Students are encouraged to take an active part in their own well-being and health care through self-advocacy, medication stewardship, vaccinations, and screenings. Nurses are always available to talk to an individual about any health concerns.



    In an effort to protect the health and well-being of the ASCTE community, guidelines have been established for the treatment of communicable diseases and the timelines for a student's return to school by the State Health Department and Communicable Disease Center.  A physician's return to school note is required for illness related absences to be excused.


    • Fever - Students must be fever-free without fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours before returning to school. 

    • Vomiting - students may return to school 24 hours after experiencing vomiting and when able to tolerate food/fluids.

    • Diarrhea (defined as 6 loose stools in 24 hours) - students must be diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school.

    • Rash - Students must be evaluated by a physician prior to returning to school.

    • Pink Eye - Students must be evaluated by a physician prior to returning to school.

    • CoVID 19: Addressed as required by federal and state guidelines. Respiratory Virus Guidance



    Students may receive over the counter and prescribed medications as approved by their licensed health care provider and parent (Prescriber Parent Authorization Form).  

    Medicine must be brought to school by a parent in the original container with the pharmaceutical label. Your pharmacist can give you an extra labeled bottle to use for medication at school if you request it.  Controlled substances will not be allowed in a student's possession (e.g. dorm room, book bags, purses, personal belongings, etc.) Examples include but are not limited to: medications for ADD/ADHD, pain relievers, sleep aids and anxiety medication.  Students may self-administer the following after submission of all school medical authorization forms: inhalers, eye drops, epi-pens, medications used in hygiene regimens.  Self-administration of medications is a privilege.  Annual interviews between nursing staff and students are conducted to ensure medication knowledge and safe practices. 

    End of academic year medication policy.  Parents must pick up unused medicine.  Medications will be destroyed two days after the last day of school if left at the nursing services clinic.


    Medical Conditions

    All student medical health information is confidential.  ASCTE follows guidelines set forth by FERPA.  The nursing team works with the parents and students who have chronic or specific problems to ensure all ASCTE staff who need to know are aware of potential situations/interventions necessary to promote learning and safety at the school.  These plans are known as Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHPs) and Emergency Action Plans (EAPs).  These plans are reviewed annually.


    Conditions include but are not limited to:

    • Diabetes

    • Anaphylaxis

    • Asthma

    • ADD/ADHD

    • Headaches