Student Health Services 

Department Mission Statement: 

Department Mission Statement:

Student Health Services provides, promotes, supports, and integrates individual healthcare, wellness services, treatment of illness and disease, patient education, and public health responsibilities.

Student Health Services consists of the following services:
• Patient Care – assessment, diagnosis and treatment of illness and minor injuries and
physical exams provided by a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner.
• Women’s Health – family planning and contraception education and counseling.
• Referrals to specialists – provide referral options to local specialists.
• Education Programs – nutrition education and consultations, sexual transmitted disease and illness education and counseling, diabetic education, stress management and reduction.
• Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programs – offers BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and
Intervention for College Students) by referral, Safe Spring Break Week Activities,
ongoing prevention and educational programming.
• Prescription Assistance Program – network with local pharmacies and Pharmacy
companies to obtain low cost and/or no cost prescription assistance.
• Labs – variety of lab testing for fees on campus and at regional laboratories.
• Campus and Community Outreach –collaborate with campus and local community
health and wellness initiatives.
a. Fit Foundation for a Fit Future
b. Healthy Campus
c. Tobacco Control Coalition
d. BEST
• Immunization Compliance.

Tenets:

Student Health Services staff serve students through:
• Providing quality services that take into consideration the health status of the student
population and the learning environment
• Providing services that support the learning mission of the campus community
• Easy and equal access to services by all students
• Advocacy for a healthy campus community
• Leadership on policy issues regarding health risks of the population in the context of the learning environment
• Leadership during a health-related crises
• Collaboration with other campus health-related programs and services
• Improving services by the use of recognized standards, data on service delivery and
effectiveness, and quality improvement measurements.
• Obtaining student input and involvement in program’s mission, goals, services, and
evaluations.

INITIATIVES SHORT AND LONG TERM

Expand Student Knowledge of Available Health/Wellness Services

Action Steps

a. Develop Logo.
b. Update promotional material and website.
c. Attend orientation events and other campus events to promote services.
d. Purchase promotional items for give a ways.
e. Develop a Student Health Advisory Committee.
f. Expand Services by adding a Full time RN and a part time NP.

Success measure(s)
1. Increase participation of Wellness events by 20%
2. Increase student access to Health Center by 20%

Time frame: 2015 Point person(s): Libby Rogers

Budget needs:$3000 + employee funding and benefits
Link to University and/or Student Affairs Strategic Goal(s): Student Affairs Strategic Plan #4
Foster an environment where students are engaged in campus life through special events,
self-governance, and university services.

New Wellness Center

Action Steps
a. Update promotional material and website.
b. Develop advertising material for community/campus awareness
c. Plan and implement move.

Success measure(s)

1. Student access to Health center not affected. 

Time frame: Fall 2014 Point person(s): Libby Rogers
Budget needs:$ + employee funding and benefits
Link to University and/or Student Affairs Strategic Goal(s): Student Affairs Strategic Plan #4

Foster an environment where students are engaged in campus life through special events,
self-governance, and university services.

SANE Nurse Implementation and Grant Collaboration

Action Steps

a. Obtain SANE certification
b. Designated and provide FF & E for SANE room
c. Collaborate with Sheila Self and Brian Childs on Grant

Success measure(s)

1. SANE Certification obtained
2. SANE room designated and equipped

Time frame: 2015 Point person(s): Libby Rogers & Allison Holt

Budget needs: employee funding and benefits
Link to University and/or Student Affairs Strategic Goal(s): Student Affairs Strategic Plan #4 

Foster an environment where students are engaged in campus life through special events,
self-governance, and university services.

SHS Assessments

Action Steps
a. Conduct the ACHA Health Assessment – University assessment on student health and
wellness
b. Conduct CAS assessment - Departmental assessment
c. Continue SHS Satisfaction Assessment
d. CORE Assessment – alcohol and drug student use and perception assessment

Success measure(s)
1. Assessments Completed.
2. Data shared with university.

Time frame: 2014-2015 Point person(s): Libby Rogers
Budget needs: est. $8,000 for ACHA and CORE
Link to University and/or Student Affairs Strategic Goal(s): Student Affairs Goal #1
Formalize a Division assessment plan that measures student learning, campus environment
and department continuous improvement in services and operations.

Increase Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programming

Action Steps
a. Expand and promote the BASICS prevention Program.
b. Expand Binge Drinking educational programing.
c. Develop educational material to be distributed at campus events/Greek programing/etc.
d. Develop a safe partying initiative program.

Success measure(s)
1. Increase related programming by 25%.
2. Assessment data shows an increase in students’ knowledge and perception of alcohol and
drug use on campus/peers.

Time frame: 2015 Point person(s): Nikki Murray
Budget needs: $3000
Link to University and/or Student Affairs Strategic Goal(s): Student Affairs Goal #2

Build a University student culture of healthy living by expanding health and wellness
programs and services to meet student needs and national standards.
Actively educate students on immunization recommendations

Action Steps
a. Update/revise promotional material
b. Implement diverse communication strategies to educate students and parents of
recommended and required immunizations
c. Implement a travel immunization clinic – virtual
d. Update Point N Click EHR to contain Immunization compliance program.

Success measure(s)
1. Increase the number of incoming students that provide immunization records at
enrollment by 20%
2. Develop and implement a travel immunization clinic by Fall 2014
3. Point n click immunization compliance implementation Spring 2015
4. Increase the number of students vaccinated with influenza annually by 25%.

Time frame: 2015 Point person(s): Allison Holt
Budget needs: Budget for individual projects will be developed and shared with VPSA
Link to University and/or Student Affairs Strategic Goal(s): Student Affairs Goal #6

Increase technology resources to enhance quality of student services and programs.
Increase University wide Health/Wellness Promotion/Prevention

Action Steps
a. Expand Student Health by adding a full time Health Promotion position
b. Work with student organization on health programing
c. Provide more opportunities for volunteer/service projects.
d. Prioritize more budget allocation to fund professional development for student
health staff.

Success measure(s)
1. Hiring a full time employee for Health Promotion.
2. Increase in Student Organizational requests for Health and wellness related
programming.
3. Service projects increased by 20%
4. Each staff member able to attend one professional development opportunity
annually.

Time frame: 2015 Point person(s): Libby Rogers
Budget needs: Budget plans will be developed in planning meetings and shared with VPSA
Link to University and/or Student Affairs Strategic Goal(s): Student Affairs goal #4

Foster an environment where students are engaged in campus life through special events,
self-governance, and university services & Student Affairs goal # 7
Integrate professional development within every level of the Student Affair organization.

CONNECTION TO NSU MISSION, VISION, CORE VALUES, AND STRATEGIC PLAN


Student Health Services connects to NSU mission and vision statements and core values as a
service that supports student success and teaches students social responsibility through healthy
living. Student Health Services links to Strategic Plan Goal 1, “Provide a quality curricular
and co-curricular education in a flexible student-centered environment”, and Goal 4, “Create
and provide quality and effective programs, services, facilities and technological resources to
advance the mission of the University.”