Health Clinic

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 clinic is staffed with a full time and part time nurse between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. routinely. 

Our full time nurse, Mrs. Bernadette Berset, MSN, RN, NCSN, 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 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the National Association of School Nurses and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Mrs. Beth Stevens, RN has worked as a substitute nurse at diocesan schools since 2009 and at Bishop O'Connell High School since 2016. She has worked with Med/Surg-Oncology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Family Centered Care, Cardiac Care, ER as well as school populations. Mrs. Stevens is a Bishop O'Connell alumna, and five of her children have also graduated from the school.

To contact the Bishop O’Connell Health Clinic please call (703) 237-1443 or e-mail Mrs. Berset's work email is Mrs. Stevens work email is

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.

ONLINE HEALTH FORMS - Parents use the secure Magnus Health link on the MyDJO Parent page to submit health forms. Find out more about required forms...

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.