I have been spending a lot of time wondering how children and teens are doing during #COVID19. The voices of children have not been front and center in recent discussions. My most ominous concerns are for those families who have children with special healthcare needs. Does the country realize how many children receive services at school for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and of course nursing care? I am also worried about our youngest children who cannot grasp the complexity of the pandemic, but see the fear and concern from their parents and caregivers.
In my search for something positive to share with kids and families I found these wonderful graphics from Operation Safe. Thank you Jonathan Wilson, for this gift for kids across the globe.
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: How Are Our Kids Doing During #COVID19?”
these are awesome- thank you for sharing Robin. They would make a good coloring book for us to use in primary care pediatrics! I will check out this link!XX
Thanks so much Jane!