Degrees and Certifications:

Doctor of Nursing Practice Master's in Nursing Science Nursing Assistant Public Health Nurse Registered Nurse

About Ms. Obasi

I am so privileged to be working in my 8th year as a Licensed School Nurse. Above all, I am so honored to be returning to Highwood-Hills Community School this year, thanks to the support of our staff, administration, scholars, and Highwood-Hill community family. I am scheduled in this building two days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30am to 2:30pm, but we have an experienced health assistant (Ms. Lulu Osman) who is here five days a week. My other schools when am not at Highwood-Hills include St Paschal Baylon (every other Wednesday), Holy Spirit (every Friday), Friends of Minnesota, (every other Wednesday), and Lubavitch school, on call. I am off every Mondays. My email address is

Educational background and Experiences: My educational preparation includes Doctor of Nursing Practice with specialty in Transcultural Nursing, Master’s in Nursing Science, with specialty in Midwifery and Certification in advanced Practice Intrapartum Obstetrics, Certification in Nursing Assistant/home aide instructor and tester, and a certification in public Health Nurse. I have 35 years of experience as a registered nurse. My work experiences include working in acute hospital settings and public and private schools in St Paul school district. I am certified in the following areas: CPR, NRP, and Automatic External Defibrillation.

Nursing role in the Student Health Office: Includes professional healthcare care coordination, health education, preventive and screening services, chronic health condition management such as asthma, diabetes, seizure, behavioral health, and potentially life-threatening conditions such as allergies and anaphylaxis. Skilled nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation process within an educative, research-based, transcultural nursing care, and advocating framework are integrated into every individual daily visit to ensure that health care needs are fulfilled. My role also includes assistance with decision-making about health, and immunization against preventable diseases.

Nursing Goal: My goal is to make sure that all health conditions are managed using evidenced-based practice. Ensuring that each scholar has a health care support in order to understand and manage their individual health condition within their abilities and keep scholars in the classroom where learning occurs. At Highwood-Hills Community School, our focus is to pay attention on hygiene, exercise, nutrition and emotional well-being to promote healthy lifestyle of our scholars.

I encourage parents to pay attention to important health office information on our school Newsletter at "Student Health Corner". This area will address what is going on related to the health of our students. Immunizations, and other important healthcare needs of our scholars.

I look forward to working collaboratively with you, your child, your child's teacher, and health care providers to enhance success and wellbeing of our students.


Dr. (Mrs.) Chi Obasi, LSN