NBPS Health Services

Karen Regan

Supervisor of School Nurses

(508) _997-4511 ext. 2461 or (508) _910-0900 x1232

Christine Avelar

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

(508) _910-0900 x1232

Patricia Fredette

(508) _910-0900 x1233

The New Bedford Public School Nurses are important and valued members of the educational team. They offer unique opportunities for students to learn healthy behaviors, and to receive easily accessible health services within a school setting. They are specially trained in health promotion and assessment, respond skillfully to the ever-changing health care needs of today’s students, and are knowledgeable in the most appropriate referral procedures
School nurses provide various educational programs to staff, students, and parents/guardians including:
  • Asthma Education
  • Child Development
  • CPR /AED and First Aid Training Programs
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diet/Weight Management
  • Epilepsy
  • Food Allergies and EpiPen Administration Training 
  • Hygiene and Handwashing
  • Oral Health and Dental Sealant Programs
  • Scoliosis Screening and Treatment
  • Specialized Health Care Needs of Students
  • Sun Safety Awareness
  • Tobacco Education
  • Universal Precautions Training

School Medication Policy

School Medication Order

Medication Dispensing Authorizations

School Nursing Services

When Your Child Should Stay Home

Flu Flyer

School Extensions to Contact Nurse

Important Information to Share with School Nurse

Students with Specialized Health Care Needs

Physical Exams and Immunizations

Mandatory Screenings