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What We Do

Our goal is to keep all students as healthy as possible so that they can do their best in school. When a student comes to the health office, we listen and provide the best care that we possibly can. We always attempt to call a parent or guardian about every visit. If a student does need to be sent home, they may only be released from school to an emergency contact listed on your registration forms. With these things in mind, please keep your contact information current. It is always our goal to keep students in school as much as possible but we do send students home if:

  • They have an injury or illness that needs to be evaluated by a doctor
  • Have a fever (>100.0)
  • Throwing up
  • Diarrhea

If your student has any of these things either at school or at home they must stay OUT of school until they have been without these symptoms for 24 hours. This is to prevent the spread of sickness at school.

  • We help with getting health services for students. Contact us if you need assistance signing up for Medicaid.
  • We also check student's vision, hearing, height, weight and dental health. These health screenings are required for Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grade. If you are adamant that your child not be screened, you must submit written request each year to health office staff.
  • We make sure all students are up-to-date on all of their required immunizations

If your student has any health conditions, please let us know!

We can take the best care of your student, when we know all the facts.

  • Asthma Action Plans -for inhalers
  • Allergy Action Plans- for Benadryl and Epinephrine are available on this page under the "Important forms" section.

You will also find a special diet form there which is submitted to the Cafeteria and the APS dietary department so that we all know of your students food allergy or sensitivity. If your student has asthma or a food allergy, these forms should be filled out by a parent/guardian and physician each year.

If your child has a health condition, please make sure to talk to the school nurse.


Access Your Shot Records: Did you know… you can now print your own vaccination records by going to Vaxview NM's website.

This website enables individuals, parents, and guardians to access, save and/or print official immunization records. This eliminates the need to carry multiple or aged documents and allows you to access your shot record anytime you need. This website is mobile friendly and uses two-factor authentication.

Contact Information

Karen Otzenberger

  • Nurse
  • 505-296-4811 x31902
  • Fax: 505-291-684

Denise Yepa

  • Nurse Assistant: 296-4811 X3
  • On Campus Daily
  • 7:30am-2:30pm

Meet The Staff!

Nurse Karen

Hello Tigers! My name is Karen and I have been a nurse for 12 years. This is my first year as a school nurse, it has been an exciting change and I truly love being a school nurse! I am an Albuquerque and APS alumni. I have two boys at Osuna a 5th grader and a 2nd grader. Osuna is home to my family, I am beyond excited to be the nurse at such an incredible school! The health and safety of our students is top priority for me, Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Meet Mrs. Yepa

Hi! I’m Denise Yepa and I’ve been the Health Assistant here at Osuna for several years. I feel honored to partner with such a wonderful community. Your student’s health and safety are very important to me, as is supporting them so they can become successful learners. If there is something you need, or if you have any questions, let me know. I’m here to help!