School reopening is on all of our minds. It’s what keeps those of us who work in education up at night. It is the chatter on social media and the focus of those tasked with creating re-entry plans. What we don’t have are clear national guidelines from our previously most trusted public health source, the CDC. Parents are rightfully confused and concerned because the messaging has been so mismanaged and poorly executed.
91 Questions for Reopening Schools has had more than 40,000 views on The Relentless School Nurse. Since then, Dr. David Aderhold, the author and NJ School Superintendent has written two updates, bringing the number of questions to 284. Clearly, there are more questions than answers.
This coming Thursday evening, June 18th at 8:00 pm ET, there will be a webinar with a national panel of school health experts who will share insights on best practices for mitigating health risks as we work to safely reopen our schools.
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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5 thoughts on “The Relentless School Nurse: A National Panel of School Health Experts Talk About Reopening”
Who is organising this meeting and who are the school health experts who will be presenting it please so I may promote this in the NYS community?
Hi Sue, The organization is a group of NJ School Superintendents that have been hosting weekly webinars. This week is focused on school health. The panel is Dr. Mary Beth Miotto, a pediatrician from MA, Michael Kelly, a professor of school social work from Loyola, Lisa Kern, school nursing supervisor from Pasco Cty, FL and Liz Pray, President-Elect of SNOW – WA school nurses assocation. I may be on the panel, waiting for confirmation. I organized this week’s group.
Hello, I was registered for this and was able to watch about 25 min but want to see the rest very much! I saw it was being recorded. Is there a link or will you be posting a link to this webinar for future viewing?? I hope 🙂
Hi Cindy, The link is not available yet, the group is building a website and hopes to post all of their webinar soon.
Hi Robin..excellent information here, unfortunately a lot going on with me physically and work wise, couldn’t attend the zoom last week but will be on this week .
Looking forward to speaking & learning.