Today another school shooting unfolded, this time in a suburb of Denver, CO. I heard about the shooting on Twitter, not on the national news. School shootings have become so commonplace that they are no longer covered on the national news. How can we continue to accept this as inevitable? I know I won’t and I am not alone!
Watch this video message from students and parents. Sadly, we have seen this before:
Here is a Twitter message from the Colorado School Nurses Association:
I would like to connect with school nurses who have been present in their schools during a shooting. If you have been in this situation or can connect me with school nurses who have been, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Published by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN, is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 22nd year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Director for New Jersey to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Board. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past Program Mentor. Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include, 2019 and 2020 National Association of School Nurses President’s Award, 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year, 2017 Johnson & Johnson School Nurse of the Year, and the New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Health Hero Award. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. She was presented the 2018 Rutgers University – Camden Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty. Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse. She also writes a monthly column in My American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. Robin’s work is included as a case study in The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030. You can follow Robin on Twitter at @RobinCogan.
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2 thoughts on “The Relentless School Nurse: What Happened At School Today – A School Shooting”
We should be in the streets – this is not normal and should not be accepted as so. Call ANA Call your elected officails – we need to act
You are right Jane! Let your outrage fuel your actions…that is what keeps me going.