This is a special edition of “What Happened at School Today” from Brandy Bowlen.
Brandy Bowlen, BSN, RN is a school nurse from Texas who has an important message to share about the reality of school emergencies. There is a shocking difference between responding to emergencies at school versus emergencies in a hospital. When you ask a school nurse what their census is or what grades they cover, you may be missing the bigger picture of who we really care for on any given day.
Bio: Brandy Bowlen, BSN, RN received her Associates Degree in Nursing from The Lonestar College System, and recently completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington, and is certified in Action Based Learning. She is currently working as a school nurse at Epps Island Elementary in Klein Independent School District. A strong advocate for student and staff wellness, she involves her students in kinesthetic learning and empowers the entire school community to get involved. Her professional interests focus on obesity prevention and cure, and community engagement. In addition, she serves as Communications Coordinator for the Texas School Nurse Organization and is a member of the National Association of School Nurses. She was recently honored with the Salute to Nurses Outstanding Nurse award for contributions to the field of nursing in Houston, Texas.