Health Services Office

At Owyhee CS, we look after each student’s physical and mental well-being while on our campus. Whether you feel unwell or have an accident during sports practice, our nurse, Mrs. Smales, will take good care of every student who walks into her office.

Meet Our Nurse, Mrs. Smales

My Family

  • Mother of five

  • Grandmother of eight

  • I come from a long line of addiction and other mental health disorders on both sides of my family, so these areas of health have a special interest to me.

My Geography

  • I was born in Montana but was raised mostly in Alaska. I have lived in Montana; Oregon; Alaska; California; Nevada; and Peru, South America.

My Hobbies

  • I love water! Frozen or unfrozen. Snowboarding is my #1 hobby. I also like to kayak, paddle board, snorkel, ice skate, cross country ski, snow shoe, hike in the mountains, and camp.

My Likes

  • Sweet and sour candy

  • Strawberry rhubarb pie-with lots of fresh whipped cream!

  • Happy endings

  • Adventures

  • Triumphs

  • My animal friends: seven chickens and two dogs and eventually honey bees, goats, and sheep

  • My independence

My Dislikes

  • Harsh judgments

  • Injustice

  • Violence

  • Eating animal hearts and gizzards

  • Food stuck in my teeth


  • Currently working toward my bachelor of science in nursing at Great Basin College

  • Associate of science in nursing, Great Basin College

  • Pre-nursing, Montana Tech

Work History

  • School nurse, Elko County School District

  • Geriatric nurse, Highland Manor

  • Labor & delivery nurse and infusion nurse, Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital

  • Podiatry nurse, Dr. Shane Draper

  • Clinic nurse, Golden Health

More Information

Healthy children learn better. We’ll be sure to keep you informed about the health issues that affect our community.

Office Hours & Contact Info

10:00 a.m–2:00 p.m.

Mrs. ShainaLee Smales, RN
(775) 757-3400 ext. 2340