The Bishop O’Connell Health Clinic works with students and faculty who have ongoing medical needs, who become ill at school, or who sustain an injury during the school day. Clinic personnel administer daily medication, assist with health and safety related questions and work with faculty and staff to optimize the learning environment for students.
The Bishop O’Connell Health Clinic is staffed full time by Mrs. Bernadette Berset, MSN, RN, NCSN. Mrs. Berset qualified as a nurse in London, England and has worked with many populations within cardiac telemetry, ICU/CCU, and the ER. Working at Bishop O'Connell High School since 2013, Mrs. Berset is a member of the National Association of School Nurses and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
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.