The mission of the Zuni Public School District nurse is to identify, address, evaluate and refer students with health problems; and to support the teaching environment by attempting to keep students at an optimum level of health so they may fully participate in the educational process.

Please contact us at the designated school site if yo have questions concerning our services.



Zuni High School is an AED Equipped Facility

Zuni High School is now an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) equipped facility.  An AED is a FDA approved medical device that may save a life in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (heart attack).  If necessary it will deliver a shock to the heart to get it started beating. When the device is turned on it will give verbal prompts telling the user what to do next. Thank you to Mr. Mark Archuleta, ZPSD Support Services Director, for obtaining NMAA funding for it and thank you to Mrs. EJ Charles, RN, former ZPSD School Nurse for setting up the program.






Information for Parent and Guardians:

Protect Your Children and Others from Flu During the School Years

Protect Your Children and Others from Flu

Protect Your Children and Others from Flupdf.pdf


What is Pertussis?

What is Pertussis?

What is Pertussis.pdf


Why Most Sore Throats, Coughs & Runny Noses Don't Need Antibiotics

"...most of the time, children don't need antibiotics to treat a respirator illness.  In fact, antibiotics can do more harm than good.  Antibiotics fight bacteria, not viruses."

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Individual Services

Patient Specific Nursing Care

  • Tube Feedings
  • Blood Glucose Check
  • Nebulizer Treatments
  • Peak Flow Screen
  • Dressing Change

Communicable Disease Surveillance

  • Flu immunization clinics
  • Routine immunization
  • Communicate with PHS re: outbreaks

Promote Staff Wellness

  • Announce Community Wellness events
  • Provide Individual Health Counseling
  • Blood Pressure checks

Medication Administration

  • At school

Health Education

  • Communicable Disease Prevention
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Developmental Delays
  • Attention & Concentration Problems
  • Puberty
  • Hand washing
  • Toothburshing

Training And Supervision of Health Assistants by Registered Nurse

Individual Health Counseling

  • General Wellness
  • Birth Control
  • Specific to student's chronic disease

Health Screenings

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Height
  • Weight
  • BMI
  • Dental
  • Immunization Records
  • Blood Pressure
  • SPED
  • SAT/504

Parent/Community Involvement

  • School Health Advisory Committee


Consent for Services

Consent is legal term for agreeing to health care services. Most of the time parents must consent to health care services for their children.  In New Mexico, children under age 18 can consent for reproductive health treatments and procedures such as: pregnancy exams, birth control, HIV & AIDS tests, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted disease teats and prenatal care without parent permission. Students can be transported for health care services with parent consent.

Health Resources

The Zuni Public School District Health Services provides you with the following Health Resources information links for your students.

Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease

Head Lice


Attention Deficit Hyeractivity Disorder (ADHD)

Drug & Alcohol Issue 2nd Link




Prescription Drug Prevention

The Flu and You.pdf

Effects on Illegal Drugs on the Heart



Viola Peina

District Nurse

505-782-4443  ext. 3006


Candice Soseeah

Zuni High School Health Assistant

505-782-4451  ext. 5006


Jeremy Homer

Twin Buttes Health Assistant

505-782-4446  ext. 2006


Shaunna Chopito

Zuni Middle School Health Assistant

505-782-5561  ext. 4006


Brenna Edaakie

Shiwi Ts'ana Elementary School Health Assistant

505-782-4443  ext. 7006


Valerie Bradley

Shiwi Ts'ana Elementary School Health Assistant

505-782-4443  ext. 3006