Health and Wellness
Nothstine Health Center:
The Nothstine Health Center serves four main purposes: to encourage good health practices; to provide the necessary rest and care for any girl who is not well enough to participate in the daily schedule; to distribute medication; and to curb the spread of any contagious illness. The Health Center is located between Gould Dormitory and Scherman House.
Health Center Hours (nurse on duty):
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 12noon, closed, reopened from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Nursing Office phone: 908.439.4033
Nursing fax: 908.439.4039
Purnell's Wellness Program is an innovative series of seminars in which students explore health, decision-making, self-awareness, community living, and success. Each grade level incorporates instruction in health topics, including fitness and nutrition, substance awareness, and personal and sexual health. In addition, 10th grade focuses on resilience, stress management, and team building. The 11th grade focuses on leadership and also completes a campus-wide project focused on improving the overall health of the entire school community.
Wellness seminars are offered in conjunction with the grade-based seminars, which also comprises affinities, diversity, and college counseling seminars.