The Bishop O’Connell Health Clinic is staffed full time by Mrs. Julie Hayden, RN (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and Mrs. Bernadette Berset, RN (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). Mrs. Hayden is a member of the National Association of School Nurses, serves on the Diocesan Health Advisory Committee, and has been recognized by America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals. Together, Mrs. Hayden and Mrs. Berset have over 30 years of combined nursing experience.
On a daily basis, the clinic staff attends to students and faculty who have ongoing medical needs, who have become ill at school, or who have sustained an injury. They also administer daily medication, listen to and answer health and safety related questions and work with teachers to remove impediments to learning. We encourage questions from all segments of the O’Connell family: students, faculty, staff, and parents and our door is always open.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
REMINDER - If your student needs an inhaler or epi-pen while in school, you must have completed the appropriate forms before he or she is allowed to carry the medication. Any questions, please contact the clinic directly at (703) 237-1443.
As a unique specialty within the nursing profession, the school nurse strives to meet the health and safety needs of both the student population and the school faculty and staff. To accomplish this, the school nurse acquires a wide range of knowledge, keeps current in CPR and First Aid, and attends continuing education conferences.